Thuja Occidentalis Mirjam or Northern White Cedar Miriam Thuja Occidentalis are evergreen conifers that are native to the North East coast of North America, hence their common name: Northern White Cedar. These conifers occur naturally in areas from Nova Scotia all the way down to Tennessee, so they are perfectly adapted both to continental and moderate climate. The variety Thuja Occidentalis Mirjam is a dwarf conifer shrub with a beautiful rounded dome shape and vibrant foliage. The new growth is golden orange, with striking bright yellow foliage in the spring and yellow-green summer foliage. When the temperatures drop in the winter, the soft-textured needles take on bronze hues. It was discovered in 1997 in a Dutch nursery, as a sport of Thuja Occidentalis Danica, another dwarf globous conifer.
In addition to its ornamental interest, Northern White Cedar Miriam is an all-around great performer in the garden. A testament to its resilience and other great qualities is the Award of Garden Merit this cultivar received from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Height and Spread of Thuja Occidentalis Mirjam A low-growing conifer with a rounded dome growth habit, this petite shrub will achieve a maximum height and width of 50 centimetres in a period of 10 years.
How Hardy is Thuja Occidentalis Mirjam A tough little shrub, Northern White Cedar Miriam is hardy in the United Kingdom.
How To Use Thuja Occidentalis Mirjam A low-growing conifer shrub that needs no pruning to keep its wonderful rounded form, Northern White Cedar Miriam will offer year-round interest without asking much in return. It does well when grown in pots or containers, and can be used to introduce colour and texture to a patio, rooftop garden, or terrace. When grown in the garden, it looks wonderful as an addition to mixed shrub borders or beds and can be used to create edges and borders when planted en masse.
How To Care For Thuja Occidentalis Mirjam Northern White Cedar Miriam can do well in dappled shade but prefers full sun and the foliage will be more vibrant in a sunnier location in the garden. Plant in fertile and moist but well-drained soil.