What is an Arborvitae?
Arborvitae is the common name for a genus consisting of coniferous trees, also known as thujas. The genus is made up of five different species of arborvitae, two in North America and three in Eastern Asia. Some of these species are called cedars, but since they aren’t true cedars, they are more properly called red cedars or white cedars. The five species of arborvitae are Korean thuja, Northern white cedar, Western red cedar, Japanese thuja, and Sichuan thuja.