White Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae, American Arborvitae 'Little Gem'

Thuja occidentalis

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thuja (THOO-yuh) (Info)
Species: occidentalis (ok-sih-den-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Gem

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 9, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Dwarf, dense, flattened, broad-globular American arborvitae cultivar that typically matures to only 3 tall and as much as 6 wide over the first 10 years. It is very slow-growing.
Dark green scale-like leaves in flat sprays may bronze in winter.

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, Intolerant of dry conditions.
Best in full sun, but generally appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Plants may open up in too much shade, however.
Somewhat wide range of soil tolerance, but prefers moist, well-drained loams.
Site in locations protected from cold winter winds
No serious insect or disease problems. Bagworms and spider mites are occasional visitors. Foliage may show some winter burn in cold, exposed... read more

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