Weeping Threadleaf Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Filiformis'

A sensational evergreen with a wonderful pendulous crown grafted onto a patio tree form to display the unique habit. The many loose tufts of long thread-like drooping branches hold aromatic yellow-tinged foliage. New growth is a bright green. Ideal accent to add interest to the landscape.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-sih-den-TAY-liss fil-i-FOR-mis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 7 to 8 ft. tall, with a 3 to 4 ft. wide crown.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasHere is a beautiful evergreen form to include in the border or as an accent alone. Use it as a foundation planting or combine it with other shrubs in a lawn planting or along the drive.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Specimen, Topiary, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Spirea (Spiraea); Barberry (Berberis)

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, loamy, well-drained soils; dislikes dry conditions. Mulch around root zone and shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune semi-annually to maintain topiary form.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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