Deerhorn Cedar

Scientific Name: Thujopsis dolobrata
Genus: Thujopsis
Family: Cupressaceae

IMG_0098 deerhorn cedarIMG_0097 deerhorn cedarThis tree can attain 100 feet in its native Japan, but in cultivation it is usually a large shrub. Its name comes from the prominent white V’s on the underside of the leaf-scales. It is usually multi-trunked. There is a very large specimen of this plant in Astoria, Oregon.