American Arborvitae

#9 - American Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Cypress family, Cupressaceae

This native evergreen is very common in the landscape because it is tough, grows in almost any soil and is an excellent choice for foundation planting, groupings and for a hedge. The scale-like foliage is rich green in summer, yellowish green in winter. The tree is pyramidal in shape, growing to about 40 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Oval cones grow up to ½ inch in diameter.

American Arborvitae