Arborvitae, Eastern

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Crypomeria japonica

Green Giant

Native to:
Eastern North America south to North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois

Mature Height and Width:
12-15 feet by 30-50 feet

Additional Notes:
Arborvitaes are a commonly used landscape plant for foundations, accent plants, windbreaks, and hedges. Often used in tall hedges and screens they have become stereotypical in these roles. Newer cultivars are preferred over seedlings for foliar color, growth habit, disease and insect resistance. Easily pruned to make a fine green wall.