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False Hiba Cedar

Thujopsis dolobrata 'Nana'

This attractive flat-topped dwarf form is excellent as for use as a groundcover or in a foundation planting. The lacy, bright green foliage has interesting white patches that add visual appeal. A true low maintenance shrub that requires no pruning, perfect for carefree landscapes. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationthoo-YOP-sis dol-uh-BRAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge, Groundcover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Prefers average to fertile, slightly acidic, moist but not soggy, well-drained soils. Mulch around root zone and shelter from harsh afternoon exposures and drying winds. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

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