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Thuja occidentalis 'Teddy'

Also called Teddy Bear Arborvitae


More About Thuja occidentalis 'Teddy'

  • Slow-growing, dwarf, compact globe
  • Soft, feathery, green-blue folige
  • Shows a hint of bronze colour in the winter
  • Ideal for a small, geometrical accent
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions

Interesting Notes:

The Teddy Bear cedar gets its name from its soft foliage and compact size which resembles a "teddy bear". This cedar was discovered as a seedling from Thuja occidentalis 'Kobold' by a German grower named H. Pierskalla in the 1950's.

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm
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Teddy Bear Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

A very low maintenance cultivar. It benefits from a light pruning if planted in a shadier location to prevent it from developing an open habit. 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 'Teddy' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Compact
Oval
Dwarf
Globe

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Teddy'