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THUJA

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.

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