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Thuja Plicata

Botanical Name:

Thuja plicata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Moist, slightly acidic soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

No flowers

Fruit

Seed cones and pollen cones appear on the same plant (monoecious). Slender, clustered, elliptical seed cones are 0.4-0.7 inches long, and 0.2 inches wide, usually containing 8-12 overlapping sharp-pointed scales. Initially, seed cones are green in the spring then ripen to brown in the fall. At maturity, the cones open to release 3-6 seeds each (1x5 mm in size) with lateral papery wings. Pollen cones appear at tips of leaf shoots, are 3-4 mm long, initially emerging as reddish-brown and shed yellow pollen in the spring.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Pinales

Family

Cupressaceae

Genus

Thuja

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