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Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata'

Pyramidalis
Cupressaceae
Evergreen, Trees

THUJA

Neat, symmetrical plants often trimmed into geometrical forms—globes, cones, cylinders. Juvenile foliage is feathery,with small, needlelike leaves; mature foliage is scalelike, carried in flat sprays. Foliage in better-known varieties is often yellow green or bright golden yellow. Small (1–3/4-in.-long) cones are green or bluish green, turning to brownish.

Thuja occidentalis

Upright, open growth to 30–60 ft. tall, 10–15 ft.wide, with branches that tend to turn up at ends. Bright green to yellowish green leaf sprays. Foliage turns brown in severe cold,will scorch badly in winter in coldest, windiest Rocky Mountain gardens unless plants are shaded,watered. Needs moist air to look its best. Basic species is seldom seen, but smaller garden varieties are common. Among these, the taller ones make good informal or clipped screens, while lower kinds are often used around foundations, along walks or walls, or as hedges. Some have gold colored foliage.

'Fastigiata'

Dense, columnar growth to 25 ft. tall, 5 ft.wide. Tends to get a bit unruly as it puts on size, with branches spreading out; they can be tied together to keep plant looking neat. Set 4 ft. apart for screen. Especially valuable in damp soils and cold regions, where few other columnar choices are available.

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