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ORIENTAL ARBORVITAE
Platycladus orientalis

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs ample water and good drainage.

Native to China and Korea.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Medium to Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Mostly Blue Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Red Brown, Scaly or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Bark.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Spider Mites, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged or Topiary.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Platycladus orientalis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 9, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/platycladus-orientalis >

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