Thuja plicata 'Pygmaea'

Pygmaea Arborvitae, Western Red Cedar




Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Thuja

Parent: Thuja plicata

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 2 to 3.5' tall and 3' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Mounding form, blue-green foliage. Deer resistant. Needs good drainage.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

Purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in March 2010 and planted it in the perennial bed. It did not tolerate the summer heat well and browned a little.

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