Pancake arborvitae is a very dwarf evergreen with interesting blue foliage
photo of Gabriel Cesarini

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Gabriel Cesarini
Phytoecology Nursery, Ridgely, MD, USA

PANCAKE™

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'Concesarini'

USPP 24,013

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Pancake arborvitae is a very dwarf evergreen with interesting blue foliage
  • Unique habit
  • Distinctive color
  • Evergreen
Description

No pruning is necessary to maintain the distinctive flattened shape of Pancake arborvitae. The juvenile foliage takes on a welcome blue hue in fall and winter.

USDA Zone
3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1'
Width
2 - 4'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Blue
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

Soil

Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.

Pruning

Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.

Uses

Mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.

Growing Tips

Tolerates heat and drought once established. Keep watered after pruning to minimize browning; this is also an effective strategy to minimize winter damage to foliage in cold areas.