Thuja occidentalis L.
|English Name:||White Cedar|
|Synonym:||Cupressus arborvitae O.Targ.Tozz.|
|Flowering & Fruiting Period:||Not specified|
|Distribution:||East Asia (West China, North Korea)|
|Habitat:||Grown as garden plant|
|Uses:||Ornamental, Christmas tree|
|Key Characteristics:||Thuja occidentalis are tree, with fan-like branches and scaly leaves, growing to a height of 10-20m. The bark is re-brown, furrowed and peels in narrow, longitudinal strips. The foliage forms in flat sprays with scale-like leaves. The cones are slender, yellow-green ripening brown. The branches may take root if the tree falls.|