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Thujopsis dolabrata

Hiba

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Features

  • Height10m to 25m
  • Spread6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

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.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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