Also known as
Thuja, Japanese cedar
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This is a small genus containing about 5 evergreen conifers. They are upright with straight trunks, and are covered in deeply fissured fibrous bark. The foliage is aromatic and will produce sprays of scale-like-needle-like leaves. Like most conifers, there are woody fruits called cones.
How to propagate Arborvitae
You can propagate from seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).
Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.