SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Utility friendly tree.
Needs ample water and good drainage.
Native to China and Korea.
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.
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
Hedged or Topiary.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Platycladus orientalis Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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