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Thuja occidentalis

Common name(s): American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar

Plant type: evergreen medium tree
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, layering

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA Quick Dip 5000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 65-70 degrees F
Time to rooting: 8-12 weeks
Comment: Wound cuttings.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: early Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Autumn
Seed treatment: 40 degrees F for 2 months.
Comment: Germination environmnet temperature is 86 degrees F during the day and 68 degrees F at night. Collect seeds soon after ripening.

Propagation by Layering

Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: no information