Thuja occidentalis L.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: White Cedar
Synonym: Cupressus arborvitae O.Targ.Tozz.
Common Name: Thuja
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.