Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae / Broad-leaved Arborvitae

[Plant Delights Nursery.Inc., 2002 catalog]
This selection of thujopsis from northern Japan is much more tolerant of heat and sun than the species. The appearance is similar to regular thujopsis with flat fans of swollen, glossy green, arborvitae-like foliage. Eventually, it will make a very elegant specimen, a small conical tree, but it will form a nice compact 3-4' wide bush for the first 4-5 years until the central leader begins to develop.

(Jacobson) More cold-hardy, larger growing, and denser than the typical form. Cones globular (not broadly ovoid), and lacking prominent prickles. Very rare in cultivation; in botanic gardens and arboreta.

Photo taken during summer 2002 at Plant Delights in North Carolina, USA.
Photo by Bill Barger
Close-up of foliage Photo taken during summer 2002 at Plant Delights in North Carolina, USA.
Photo by Bill Barger
Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae Photographed at The Gotelli Collection of The US National Arboretum during the first week of May, 2006; Washington, D.C.
Photo by Dax Herbst

Photo by Don Levesque

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