American Arborvitae

American Arborvitae

American Arborvitae


Arborvitae, a Latin word that translates to the “tree of life,” is a local plant with a pyramid shape. They have tiny leaves in overlapping rows on branches, showing a fan-like spray. They are well adapted to features like shaping and shearing. It is because they have a pyramid shape which is easy to develop. When squeezed, arborvitae releases a delicious aroma.

It is an attribute that makes the plant more common in America. Arborvitae is also able to persist through winter. Because of the climatic change in the United States, many plants are not able to persist during the winter season. It is an advantage to arborvitae because it can persist during such a season.

Arborvitae plant has many uses in America


It produces oil which is used as medicine. The oil from its leaves and twigs is used as antifungal, antibacterial, and cancer medicines. In addition, its very soft wood is used to build a canoe and start a fire. The plant is also used to make poles, cross-ties, and posts used in fencing in America. Also, recently, due to its pleasing aroma, it has been used as a good luck charm in china.

American arborvitae is easily landscaped


Because of the close spacing of about two to three feet, they can be used to create fences. Because they are easy to trim, they are used to creating a permanent live wall. As they grow, the branches of this plant intertwine to create a tight fence equal to a metallic fence. They are also used to create pathways through yards and gardens—this assist in keeping people in the proper walking avenues where they ought to be.

In addition, because of their different colors, which vary from lighter greenish yellow to deep green, they are easily planted together with other plants, creating an elegant contrast.

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