Thuja occidentalis 'Little Gem'

Little Gem Arborvitae

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Thuja

Parent: Thuja occidentalis

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 3 to 7

Size: To 3' tall and wider

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dwarf, flattened globe. Dark green scale-like leaves. Bronzes in winter. Well-drained soil, not dry. Light afternoon shade in hot climates.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Thomas Orchards in April 2014. I planted it in the One Of Everything garden. In summer it suddenly went brown and died.

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