Thuja occidentalis 'Sherwood Moss'
Also called Sherwood Moss Arborvitae
More About Thuja occidentalis 'Sherwood Moss'
- Dwarf cultivar, with a rounded, habit, becomes conical with age
- Loose, feathery, new foliage has blue-green tips that harden off to moss-green
- Foliage tips turn bronze in the winter
- Provides a different shade of green and texture to the landscape
- Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
Sherwood Moss Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips
This plant benefits from a light pruning to achieve a more compact form. It is suited to small, group plantings for foundation areas or within the landscape bed. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location, as "winter burn" is not uncommon with this cultivar.
Thuja occidentalis 'Sherwood Moss' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting