Thuja occidentalis (common name arborvitae or cedar) is native to North America, China, Japan and Korea. It is commonly used as a hedging material in our area.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Filiformis’
This is one of those that have outgrown the space allocated for its cute look, and is too big to move now (after more than 20 years), and is too pretty to cut.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Konfetti’
This plant has very striking creamy white variegation against dark fresh green foliage; still a very young plant. It appears to be very slow growing.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Mini Spiral’
This is a very dwarf Thuja; ideal for a rockery garden.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold’
This Thuja is an old favourite of mine; good colour, compact and hardy. Occasionally, some will produce coarse adult foliage at the top but it is not as common as pictures seen from UK. Perhaps our punishing weather has something to do with it.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Sherwood Frost’
I have this plant for many years. The original plant appears to lose the nice frosty new growth as it ages. I have propagated a few from cuttings. Some of them remain small and compact and have the nice frost, but some simply lose their frost with age. I have a few seedlings from seeds collected from the original plant that shows very nice frost, and are slow growing.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Sunkist’?
This one is in my garden for so long that I am not certain of the identification. It is a fast grower. All my plants in the garden are propagated from the original plant.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Teddy’
The pictures of this plant from the UK appear to look more delicate than mine; hope it is not a weather condition related effect.