Thuja Occidentalis Little Champion or White Cedar Little Champion Thuja Occidentalis or White Cedar is an evergreen conifer native to North America prized for its dense scale-like foliage and undemanding nature, characteristics which make it ideal for hedging purposes. The variety ‘Little Champion’ (syn. with McConnell’s Globe) is an eye-catching dwarf and globose version of the well-loved thuja conifer. It originated in 1935 as a seedling in Canada. It boasts a highly-attractive naturally rounded shape and beautiful, bright green and lacey foliage that stays on the branches year-round.
Height and Spread of Thuja Occidentalis Little Champion Vigorous when young, but with a slower growth rate as it ages, White Cedar Little Champion will stay compact even when fully mature. Its maximum size after a period of 10 years is just 50 centimetres by 50 centimetres.
How Hardy is Thuja Occidentalis Little Champion Fully hardy in the United Kingdom, White Cedar Little Champion is both snow and frost hardy. It will stay evergreen and continue thriving in below zero conditions.
How To Use Thuja Occidentalis Little Champion Low-maintenance but highly decorative, Thuja Occidentalis Little Champion offers that highly desired combination. Naturally globose, it will not require extensive pruning and shaping to achieve a round form, and it can be grown either on its own as a statement plant, or en masse as a low hedge. Due to its compact size, this evergreen conifer is ideally suited to small gardens. Alternatively, you can grow White Cedar Little Champion in containers to add year-round interest to a rooftop garden or a patio, or plant in pairs to create an elegant entryway.
How To Care For Thuja Occidentalis Little Champion White Cedar Little Champion will do best in a sunny spot in the garden. It is adaptable to a wide range of soils but prefers moist but well-drained soil that is neutral to alkaline in pH value. See also our blog post on Thuja Care.