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Krohn Conservatory Bonsai #49 - Northern White-cedar

Scientific Name:

  • Thuja occidentalis


  • Northern White-cedar

Type of Tree

Bonsai Style:

This northern white-cedar was field collected (yamadori) in northern Michigan.  The tree was purchased by the Krohn Conservatory in 2022 for the Fall Bonsai Show.  It has been in training since 2022.  The tree was styled by bonsai artist Jennifer Price during the 2022 Fall Bonsai Show.

It is a slanted, informal upright style.  The pot is rectangular, glazed, gold tone in color and is 5 inches deep.

Thuja occidentalis, known as northern white-cedar, eastern white-cedar, or arborvitae, is an evergreen coniferous tree, in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is native to eastern Canada and much of the north-central and northeastern United States. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant and is also popular for landscaping either in isolated specimens or as a hedge.   

Its shapeliness and being an evergreen are only a couple of the northern white-cedar’s many outstanding characteristics.

Germination Year
1913 (Age: 110 years)
In Training Since
2022 (0 years)
Acquired in
Insect Control

It is mostly insect resistant.