1 Package of 25 Seeds
Makes an Excellent Bonsai Tree!
An evergreen tree with fan-like branches and scaly leaves. Unlike the closely related species, Thuja plicata Western Redcedar, it is only a small tree. Growing to a height of 10-20 m tall with a 0.4 m trunk diameter, exceptionally to 30 m tall and 1.6 m diameter, the tree is often stunted or prostrate. The bark is red-brown, furrowed and peels in narrow, longitudinal strips.
The foliage forms in flat sprays with scale-like leaves 3-5 mm long. The cones are slender, yellow-green ripening brown, 10-15 mm long and 4-5 mm broad, with 6-8 overlapping scales.
The branches may take root if the tree falls. Eastern white-cedars found to be growing on cliff faces in Southern Ontario are the oldest trees in Eastern North America and all of Canada, growing to ages in excess of 1653 years old.
Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days. Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. PURCHASE LIVE PLANTS HERE