Common name: Chinese thuja, Oriental biota, Chinese cedar, Tree of life
Origin: China, Korea
Mature height: 8 to 12 meters
Hardiness: -25 ° C
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: tree
Flower color: –
Soil type: all
Use: garden, isolated, flower bed, hedges
Diseases and pests:
Seed conservation: 2 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
Small, slowly growing conifer, it grows to a height of between 8 and 12 meters. Established in a perfect environment, it can reach twenty meters.
Its silhouette is a beautiful conical columnar shape with harmoniously arranged branches.
Very resistant to drought, it is often used as an ornamental tree in isolated planting but also as a hedge because it supports pruning well.
Easy to grow, Chinese cedar does not require any particular maintenance in “free” cultivation. However, if planted as a hedge, maintenance consists of pruning depending on how you want your hedge to look. Very tough, it adapts to all types of soil.
Chinese Buddhists have given it the nickname Tree of Life in reference to the exceptional longevity of over 1000 years.