Trees by Feature

Trees with 'Apple'

Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis (White Cedar)

Thuja occidentalis

Also known as: American Arbor-vitae

Native: Eastern North America

Location: Grown in North America and Europe for ornament or hedging.

Cultivated dwarf forms are more common in Europe than the type.


Leaves are dark green above, yellowish beneath and when crushed give off a smell of apples.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Thuja occidentalis

Cones open in March and April, males dark red, females dark brownish yellow, both about 1mm across.

Mature Cones

Thuja occidentalis

Mature cones ripen from yellowish green the following autumn, about 12mm long with 8-10 scales.