Thujopsis dolabrata 'Nana' / dwarf hiba arborvitae / dwarf deerhorn cedar

Thujopsis dolabrata 'Nana' is a low-growing, dwarf, spreading selection of hiba arborvitae with bright, pale- to yellowish green, fine-textured overlapping thick, scale-like foliage, marked with silver on the undersides. Foliage remains bright-green in winter. Branching consists of upward-pointed sprays of foliage, forming a spreading bun-shaped mound. Plants perform best when grown in full sun or light shade.

After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and 40 inches (100 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 4 inches (10 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated long ago in Japan and. Veitch & Sons Nursery of the United Kingdom introduced it to the western nursery trade in the early 1860s.

Thujopsis dolabrata 'Nana' Specimen at the US National Arboretum located in Washington DC. Photo taken in 2004
Photo by Bill Barger
Thujopsis dolabrata 'Nana' foliage Specimen at the US National Arboretum located in Washington DC. Photo taken in 2004
Photo by Bill Barger

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