Thuja (Platycladus) orientalis 'Morgan'
Common name: 
Morgan Chinese Arborvitae
Morgan Oriental Arborvitae
Pronunciation: 
THEW-ya o-ree-en-TAH-lis / plat-ee-KLAD-us o-ree-en-TAH-lis
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Synonyms: 
Platycladus orientalis ‘Morgan’
Thuja orientalis 'Morgan'
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, shrub, dwarf, yellowish foliage, turns orange in winter, grows about 8 cm per year.
  • Sun
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6       Selected in Australia.
  • Taxonomy:  There is general consensus that this species,Thuja orientalis, does not belong in the Thuja genus and has been transferred to the genus Platycladus, hence Platycladus orientalis; therefore Platycladus orientalis ‘Morgan’.  However, most horticultural nurseries and retail outlets continue to use the older designation.

  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden
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