Thuja occidentalis 'Unicorn'#COPF
Also called Unicorn Arborvitae
Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Unicorn'
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
Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting