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Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'

Also called Holmstrup Arborvitae


Photo courtesy of Vanbelle

Photo courtesy of Vanbelle

More About Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'

  • Densely branched, upright with a rounded to pyramidal habit
  • Gray-green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • An excellent plant for low screening
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions

Interesting Notes:

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. One expert has noticed that in certain locations deer do not recognize the Holmstrup cedar as edible.

Zone:

3

Height:

250-300 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm
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Holmstrup Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

Typically grown as a hedge, the Holmstrup cedar also can be used in groupings for a windscreen. This cultivar is a good solution for landscapes where vertical space is an issue, as it has a lower mature height. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.


Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green
Gray

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Foundation planting
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'