Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis

  • Thuja occidentalis
  • Thuja occidentalis
  • Flower name
    Thuja occidentalis
  • Scientific name
    Thuja occidentalis
  • AliasThuja occidentalis
  • Place of origineastern North America
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Thuja occidentalis

Smelly cypress ( Scientific name: Thuja occidentalis) is an evergreen coniferous shrub native to eastern North America, belonging to the family Cupressaceae. It is a cone-shaped tree with horizontal branches. It produces white or light red flowers in spring. The flowers are cold- and heat-tolerant, resistant to disease and insect damage, and the tree is easy to care for because of its natural shape. The leaves have a nice fragrance when rubbed. The cones are thin and ovate, and the seeds have wings. It is used for hedges because of its resistance to trimming.

Common name: Thuja occidentalis, Scientific name: Thuja occidentalis, Origin: Eastern North America, Tree height: 10 to 15 meters, Growing season: Year-round, Leaf shape: scaly, Leaf color: green to brown (winter), Leaf inflorescence: cross-veined, Fruit color: green to brown, Flowering season: April to May, Flower color: white, light red Flowering season: April-May; Flower color: white, light red; Cones: ovoid; Cones diameter: 0.8 cm; Uses: hedge, color leaf, garden tree, conifer, topiary, park, garden, street tree; Essential oil for fragrance and medicinal purposes.


  • Eye
    Pinales
  • Family
    Cupressaceae
  • Genus
    Thuja
  • Species
    T. occidentalis cv.Mecki
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Other
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen coniferous shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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