Thuja occidentalis

Common name: White Cedar

Native plant

I have seen this plant used and abused as a hedge or warped into bizarre shapes. Now if you need it to do that, then it does adapt well enough, but if you want it to reach its full potential, leave it be. Under the right conditions, this plant can become a truly beautiful green drapery. In the wild, it seems to like moist, well drained and cooler soils. It seems adaptable to a wide range of habitat with the exception of dry and hot. 

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site, Yards that Flood


Moist Woods, Sandy Soils, Savannas, Wetlands, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
20 Feet
Mature width
10 Feet
Max height
40 Feet
Max width
25 Feet

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