Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 5 to 7
Size: 30 to 50' tall, 10 to 20' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Similar to Thuja but the branches are broader and flatter and the leaves are larger. Prefers cool, moist atmosphere and needs protection from hot summer sun. Dense broadly conical form. Not happy in zone 7b but Dirr 'keeps on trying'.
'Nana' - dwarf to 3' tall and 4' wide, slow growing.
Native to Japan, found in moist soils. Published in Fl. Jap. 2: 34, 119 in 1844.
Introduced to western gardens in 1853.
RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002, First Class Certificate in 1864