Photo courtesy of Vanbelle

Holmstrup Cedar

Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'

Also called Holmstrup Arborvitae

  • Densely branched upright with a rounded to pyramidal habit
  • Gray-green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • An excellent plant for low screening
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
  • Low tolerance for salt spray

ZONE:
3

HEIGHT:
250-300 cm

SPREAD:
125-150 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Typically grown as a hedge, the Holmstrup cedar also can be used in groupings for a windscreen. This cultivar is a good solution for landscapes where vertical space is an issue, as it has a lower mature height. 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.

Additional Notes about Holmstrup Cedar:


This cultivar is one of the more shade tolerant cedars, ideal for partially shady locations. Deer find the soft evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant. However, one expert has noticed that in certain locations deer do not recognize the Holmstrup cedar as edible.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Juglan Tolerant
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Gray
Green