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 Post subject: Thuja trees
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:44 am 
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Does anyone have any information of Thuja trees in our area? I understand they are fast growing & pretty much low maintance once they are established & make an excellent privacy screen (which I am looking for) & wondered if anyone knew anything about this.
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Linda in Ponder


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:58 am 
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Can't say I've heard of a tree by that name.

Any chance you have a botanical name for that?

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Ent, Thuja is the genus name for a group of "cedars," including Thuja occidentalis (white-cedar).

I haven't answered because I don't know how they do in Texas, but i've noticed that oriental white-cedar (Platycladus orientalis, which some taxonomists consider to be in the Thuja genus) does well here in Florida.


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It is in the arbovotae (spelling) family. does well in zones 5-8 and has none of the drawbacks as the regular ones. None of the bagworms and deer dont seem to like them either. After all my looking into them I ordered 36 of them for a wind break and hedge along an 800 stretch of fence. we will see how they do. Do a Google search and there they are.
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I bought them on ebay and also bought some vitex bushes

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saccharum wrote:
Ent, Thuja is the genus name for a group of "cedars," including Thuja occidentalis (white-cedar).

:oops:
That's what I get for answering a question before waking up fully...

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 Post subject: Re: Thuja trees
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:13 pm 
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Dear Thuja Seeker -

Suggest that you look at the writeup by Howard in his book Plants for Texas on page 156 ....in summary Howard suggests that this Arborvitae Evergreen that is native to the Northeastern United States, and further "Every insect known to man either eats or lives in this plant!!" Based on this guidance I chose a Bufford Holly rather than a Flaty Aureus Nanus (Thuja). Hope this is helpful.

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