Thuja occidentalis Pancake™

American Arborvitae, Arborvitae

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: THPA

You’ll flip for this Arborvitae! Deep sage green summer foliage transforms to fascinating blue foliage through the winter months. Long fingers of glaucous foliage on a low flat profile. No pruning needed to maintain the shape. Native to North America.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Short 1'
Spacing: Plant 2-3' apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 3-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Green
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Evergreen
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Thuja General Information

Thuja are versatile evergreen landscape plants. Dense foliage provides excellent coverage for birds. Small branches may be used for floral arrangements. Long lived. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Thuja Plant Care

Keep the soil evenly moist from spring until the soil freezes in fall. Consistent watering is especially important during the first 2 years. Requires a well-drained soil. Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer every spring. Sprinkle the granules around the base of each plant before new growth emerges and water immediately to move the fertilizer into the root zone. No pruning necessary.