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Thuja orientalis Columnaris

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Thuja orientalis Columnaris Oriental Arborvitae, Oriental Thuja, Chinese Thuja, Biota, Conifer,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees, Conifers Dense

A slow growing shrub to small tree conifer with green flattened foliage that forms a columnar shape. It can eventually get to 2m tall depending on growing conditions. Will respond to light pruning to form a dense hedge or shaped feature. Makes a lovely feature specimen plant.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cupressaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High