Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant' / Brabant arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant' is a robust, upright, conical selection of arborvitae with dense branching and attractive bright-green foliage. One of the most popular conifers in the European nursery trade, 'Brabant' is thought, by some, to be a hybrid of Thuja occidentalis and T. plicata. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 15 feet (4 - 5 m) tall and 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 12 to 15 inches (30 - 35 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 1980s by H. J. van de Laar, and introduced by G.J.F. Rombouts nursery of Steensel, North Brabant province, The Netherlands.

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Thuja occidentalis </em'Brabant' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Van den Berk Nursery, inc.
Thuja occidentalis </em'Brabant' — in winter, this cultivar will assume a bronzy cast to its foliage.
Photo by Van den Berk Nursery, inc.
Thuja occidentalis </em'Brabant' grown in a typical hedgerow.
Photo by Van den Berk Nursery, inc.

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