Thuja or cedar or…

Anyone have enough familiarity with this foliage to positively identify it. I took two photos of the same tree and my plant finder app told me it was two different trees. I’m fairly sure it’s not grafted :grinning:


The trees commonly known as white cedar in North America is in fact a Thuja and not a true Cedar.In Japan the Cryptomeria is known as Cedar very confusing that’s why it’s best to use Latin names . Your tree is a Thuja but also incorrectly known as a Cedar.

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Just to clarify my plant finder app tells me that the tree is both orientale arborvitae platycladus and from a different photo of the same tree incense cedar calocedrus. The former also known as thuja.

Depending on where you got the tree…
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From here, Inland NW US, looks like my western red
ceader, Thuja plicata. Gave up on them years ago. Hard to FORCE the growth habit into behaving. Now they are a lovely 12 foot tall grouping in my garden…!