Hiba Arborvitae

Common Name: Hiba Arborvitae

The hiba can reach up to 15m in height and is often multi-stemmed and spreading when old. The scale-like, flattened deep green foliage is distinctive. The cones are 1-1.6cm in diameter, 20mm long . The seeds have two wings.

Origin: The Hiba occurs in mountainous areas of Japan. This is one of the 'Five Sacred Trees of Kiso' often used for Shinto Temple construction.

Introduced in 1864.


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