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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils