American Arborvitae Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
American Arborvitae Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

American Arborvitae Tree

$ 19.95



🧬Scientific Name: Thuja Occidentalis

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7

Thuja occidentalis, also known as eastern white cedar or northern white cedar, can grow up to 40-60 feet tall and 12-20 feet wide.
The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the spring. The tree produces small, woody cones that are about 1 inch long.

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American Arborvitae – An Evergreen Coniferous Tree

Why American Arborvitae (Thuja Occidentalis)?

American Arborvitae, scientifically known as thuja occidentalis, belongs to the cypress family Cupressaceae. It is a slow-growing, medium-sized, and evergreen coniferous tree native to the Pacific Northwest—often found in moist environments and widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. The monoecious nature of the Northern American Arborvitae means that both male pollen cones and female seed cones may be seen growing on the branchlets of the same tree. The flowers bloom from late spring to early summer, and the wind is responsible for pollinating the cones to produce fertile offspring.

The inner bark may either be consumed fresh or dried and ground into flour when harvested in the spring. Undoubtedly, the inner bark, like most trees, is often a food source in times of scarcity.

Like many of the other conifer trees, the needles and bark may be steeped to form a tea high in vitamin C; however, you will need to remove any oils that float to the surface before drinking it.

Medical professionals have trusted the American Arborvitae tree to treat various symptoms over the years. To name a few: common cold, cold sores, nasal swelling, skin infections, nerve pain, and muscle aches.

Plant Summary

Key Information for American Arborvitae Tree (Thuja Occidentalis):

  • 📏Size: Thuja occidentalis, also known as eastern white cedar or northern white cedar, can grow up to 40-60 feet tall and 12-20 feet wide.
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage is evergreen, scale-like, and dark green in color.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the spring. The tree produces small, woody cones that are about 1 inch long.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: The tree has a conical shape and a dense, pyramidal habit.
  • ☀️Sunlight: The tree prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • 🪨Soil: The tree prefers well-drained, moist soils, but can tolerate a wide range of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: The tree is hardy in USDA zones 2-7.
  • 🧪pH Level: The tree is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH levels.
  • 🌳Pruning: The tree requires little pruning, but can be pruned to control its shape or size.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: The tree is relatively disease and pest-free. However, it can be susceptible to bagworm, spider mites, and scale insects.
Pollination Information

Pollination of American Arborvitae Tree (Thuja Occidentalis):

Thuja Occidentalis, commonly known as the White Cedar or the Eastern Arborvitae, is a species of coniferous tree in the cypress family. The tree is monoecious, meaning it has separate male and female reproductive structures on the same plant.

Pollination in Thuja Occidentalis occurs in the spring when the male cones release pollen into the air, which is carried by wind to the female cones. The female cones are receptive to the pollen and, if fertilized, will develop seeds.

In conclusion, Thuja Occidentalis is wind-pollinated and does not require insects for successful pollination.



It is generally recommended to wait to fertilize a bare root plant until it has been established in the ground and is actively growing. This can vary depending on the type of plant and the growing conditions, but it is generally best to wait at least a few weeks to a few months after planting.

During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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Why Buy From Us?

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