Thuja occidentalis 'Woodwardii' / Woodward's arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Woodwardii' is a slow-growing, globose selection of Arborvitae that will become broadly rounded with age. It is distinctive though its upright branching that hold flattened sprays of medium green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 to 4.5 feet (1 - 1.5 m) tall and 3 to 4 feet (1 - 1.3 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1872 by Jacob Manning at Reading Nursery, Massachusetts, USA. He named the plant in honor of his son, J. Woodward Manning.

Thuja occidentalis 'Woodwardii'
Photo by Don Levesque