Oriental arborvitae Cupressaceae Platycladus orientalis

Leaf:Persistent, scale-like, and arranged in decussate pairs; yellow-green, distinctly grooved. Individual leaves are typically 1/16 to 1/8 inch long, somewhat flattened, lacking conspicuous stomatal bands. Foliage arranged in flattened sprays.
Flower:Species is monoecious; male cones are small and inconspicuous; female cones are small, bluish-green and borne near the tips of branches.
Fruit:Small fleshy cones (3/4 inch long), tight scales with horned points, blue-green and covered in waxy bloom.
Twig:Younger twigs are flattened while older twigs are round, reddish brown.
Bark:Thin (1/2 to 3/4 inch thick), fibrous, stringy, and reddish brown.
Form:An evergreen conifer that grows to 60 feet tall (40 in cultivation). When young, the crown is dense and compact, older trees become more open and irregular.

leaf flower fruit twig bark form map