Thuja occidentalis (White Cedar)
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
Cones open in March and April, males dark red, females dark brownish yellow, both about 1mm across.
Mature cones ripen from yellowish green the following autumn, about 12mm long with 8-10 scales.