Chinese Arborvitae – Oriental Arbor-vitae

thuja orientalis
Thuja orientalis (Wikipedia)
Chinese arborvitae
Platycladus orientalis.jpg
Platycladus orientalis
Morton Arboretum acc. 168-53#3
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Platycladus
Species: P. orientalis
Binomial name
Platycladus orientalis
(L.) Franco

Platycladus is a distinct genus of evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, Platycladus orientalis, also known as Chinese thuja,Oriental arborvitae,Chinese arborvitae, biota or oriental thuja. It is native to northwestern China, Korea, and the Russian Far East (Amur + Khabarovsk). It is also now naturalised as an introduced species elsewhere in Asia: eastward to Japan; southward to northern India; and westward to northern Iran.

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