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Thuja occidentalis Mirjam

White cedar 'Mirjam'

A compact dwarf conifer growing to form a round shrub eventually 90cm (3ft) across. The feathery foliage is carried in upright sprays, green in the heart of the plant and golden yellow at the tips of the shoots. These become bronze-orange in cold winter weather changing the appearance of the plant completely. A great plant to add year round colour, ideal for a small garden.

Where?

Plant in full sun or partial shade at the front of beds and borders. Good for raised beds, rock and gravel gardens, also pots and containers.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil. Cover the surface of the ground around the plant with grit or gravel to avoid soil splash onto the foliage. Use a loam-based compost in pots. No pruning required.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 35 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 80 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Contact with foliage may irritate the skin
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Rock garden

Typically available

From January to December