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Thuja occidentalis 'Unicorn'

#COPF

Also called Unicorn Arborvitae


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More About Thuja occidentalis 'Unicorn' (COPF)

  • Slow-growing cultivar with an upright, narrow, columnar to pyramidal habit
  • Dark green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • An excellent cedar for screening or group plantings
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions

Interesting Notes:

Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.

Zone:

4

Height:

3-4 m

Spread:

100-150 cm
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Unicorn Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

Typically grown as a hedge, this cedar can also be used in groupings for low windscreens. This cultivar is an excellent choice for landscapes where space is an issue, as it stays very narrow and compact. 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 'Unicorn' (COPF) Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Columnar
Compact
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Hedge
Screening (privacy)
Specimen