About This Plant

Thuja orientalis, commonly known as Oriental arborvitae or Chinese thuja, is an evergreen coniferous tree native to Eastern Asia, including China, Korea, and Japan. This tree is known for its elegant, pyramidal shape and attractive foliage. It typically grows to heights of 20 to 50 feet (6 to 15 meters), with a dense, conical crown.

The Story


The scale-like leaves are aromatic when crushed and are typically green to dark green in colour.


Thuja orientalis produces small, woody cones that contain seeds. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine for its therapeutic properties.
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