Thuja occidentalis from Seed in Spain

If you were to ask me to make a list of species that I would be willing to try growing from scratch, Thuja occidentalis would be way down at the bottom. While they have a lot of good characteristics, the foliage can be a pain. For that reason we usually only deal with collected Thuja around here.

I follow quite a few Spanish blog because, well… Spaniards are damn good at bonsai! I was amazed when I stumbled across Carthago’s blog to see he is growing some lovely little Thuja’s from seed with impressive results. While I’m not about to run outside and plant a bunch of Thuja seeds, Carthago’s trees definitely made me smile!

All of the pictures below are from

4 Responses

  1. Juan Antonio Perez

    Je, je.

    Tengo más que iré subiendo al blog.

    La más avanzada es una procedente de esqueje. Llevo más de 10 años con ella.

    Hace poco recolecté una gran Thuja del jardín de mi Instituto. Espero comenzar a trabajarla en un año.

    Es una especie interesante para practicar.

    Un saludo y gracias por citarme.

    Juan Antonio Pérez.

    August 1, 2013 at 4:10 am

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