Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'
Atrovirens Western Red Cedar
Atrovirens Giant Western Arborvitae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen conifer, pyramidal shape, vigorous, to 30-45 ft (9-14 m) tall, typical species foliage, glossy dark green; somewhat less green in winter. It can be pruned into a hedge.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Originated in Worcester, England about 1874
- 'Atrovirens': the cultivar name is from the Latin, atro, black, dark, and, virens, green, hence dark green, a reference to the foliage color
- Oregon State Univ. campus: front (north) steps of the MU