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Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' (White cedar 'Danica')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thuja occidentalis 'Danica'

Other names

White cedar 'Danica'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Danica' _ 'Danica' is a slow-growing, evergreen conifer. It has bright-green, vertical foliage and a neat, rounded habit.


Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage smells of pineapple when crushed.

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

Contact with the skin may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn; Bronze-tinted, Bright-green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Conifer aphid , Scale insects Conifer aphid , Scale insects

Cypress (coryneum) canker Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' (White cedar 'Danica') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in any aspect so long as it gets good light. Needs protection from drying winds, particularly when young.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Thuja occidentalis 'Danica'

Other names

White cedar 'Danica'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Danica' _ 'Danica' is a slow-growing, evergreen conifer. It has bright-green, vertical foliage and a neat, rounded habit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage smells of pineapple when crushed.

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

Contact with the skin may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn; Bronze-tinted, Bright-green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Conifer aphid , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' (White cedar 'Danica') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in any aspect so long as it gets good light. Needs protection from drying winds, particularly when young.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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