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Thujopsis dolabrata

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There is no such thing as a true dwarf conifer, but this is the nearest and most obliging you will find. Flattened shiny green foliage, white patches underneath, makes an interesting specimen plant.

Thujopsis dolabrata | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre
£7.00
2 litres
£10.00

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Grower Notes

Very slow growing, and easy to keep under control: when it eventually gets a little too large, simply remove branches or parts of branches as you wish. Sun or shade, any soil. Not too good in a patio pot as it tends to spread sideways - but fun if you'd like to try bonsai without the fuss.

Plant Finder: about Thujopsis dolabrata

Common names

Hiba

Description

Thujopsis dolabrata (Hiba). This is an evergreen conifer, which can grow upright and pyramidal to spreading and bushy. The foliage is composed of flattened, scale-like leaves which are dark green above with frosted white underneath. The small cones are bluish-grey, rounded and scaly.

Cultivation

They are tolerant of the cold. The plant will thrive in moist, well-drained, acidic or alkaline soil with an open, sunny position.

Interest and use

Specimen

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Thujopsis dolabrata | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • WaterMoist

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