Thuja – Fluffy® – Western Arborvitae – Thuja plicata

Garden Height
60 - 120
60 - 120
60 - 120
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Fun Facts

The foliage of Western arborvitae has a very distinctive braided look. While deer may certainly browse it, Western arborvitae (Thuja plicata) is generally considered to be more deer resistant than its counterpart, Eastern arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis).

Native to North America

Winter Interest

Maintenance Notes

Plant Western arborvitae in moist but well-drained soil. If you wish to prune it, do so in spring, after the new growth has begun to flush out.

Uses Notes

Thanks to its distinctive habit and colorful foliage, Fluffy makes a true statement in the landscape. Try it as a specimen, or pair them at a door or entrance for a dash of fun formality.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

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