Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'
Also called Brabant Arborvitae
Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'
More About Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'
- Upright, compact, rounded to pyramidal habit
- Bright green foliage grows loosely in vertical sprays
- An excellent plant for low screening
- Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
This cultivar is one of the more shade tolerant cedars, ideal for partially shady locations. Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
Brabant Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips
Usually grown as a hedge, Brabant cedars can also be used in groupings for windscreens. This cultivar is a good solution for landscapes where space is an issue, as it has a lower, mature height and with its conical or pyramidal form, it is ideal for use as a smaller, vertical accent. This cedar typically forms a single leader which resists splitting, caused by a heavy snow or ice load. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.
Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting