Best of the bunch
These useful evergreen conifers are conical in shape, with flat, scaly foliage and decorative cones.
You can buy a dwarf variety for the rockery or a larger type to use as a specimen tree in the border or lawn.
In fact thujas are invaluable for structure and colour and most of them are aromatic.
If you want a tall specimen look out for T. occidentalis (White Cedar) ‘Holmstrup’, while dwarf varieties worth looking out for include T orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’, which has golden yellow leaves.
Thujas like moist but not waterlogged, well-drained, fertile soil in sun or light shade.