Thuja are fast-growing evergreen trees of narrowly conical habit. The foliage forms flat sprays of tiny, aromatic, scale-like leaves and small knobbly cones .
Superb as hedging or in patio containers, they can be form to dramatic architectural shapes and trimming using secateurs little and regularly to make or restore a shape.
In the 19th century Thuja was in common use as an ointment for the treatment of warts, ringworm and thrush. We do not recommend you use it like this!