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Thuja occidentalis 'Enlightened'

Botanical Name: 
Thuja occidentalis 'Enlightened'
Common Name: 
American Arborvitae
Family: 
Cupressaceae

Thuja occidentalis 'Enlightened' was introduced by Dr. Clark West of Cincinnati, OH. He collected seeds from Thuja occidentalis 'Marissen's Sulphur' during a trip to England and selected 'Enlightened' from among those that germinated. Terri Park of Carmel, IN is responsible for naming and officially registering the cultivar with the Royal Horticultural Society.

It is an evergreen conifer that can grow to be about twelve feet tall to eight feet wide. It is hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 8 (at least), as we have observed it surviving without any problems at Brookgreen Gardens over the last several years. It has been our experience to have it in full sun, but we also believe it would do well in filtered or part shade.

This cultivar is known for its mint-green coloration with a lighter cream variegation. 

Garden(s):

Welcome Center Plaza
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USDA Zone: 
4-8
Leaves: 
Evergreen
Stems: 
Woody
Hardiness: 
Hardy
Longevity: 
Perennial
Genus: 
Thuja
Specific Epithet: 
occidentalis
Cultivar Name: 
Enlightened
Interspecific Hybrid Flag: 
No

References

Plant Inventory

Plant ID Garden Bed Source
2020-1104 Welcome Center Plaza WCP08

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Hours

Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Tickets

Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Free
Children 4-12
$10
Adults 13-64
$18
Seniors 65 & Over
$16

Location

1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

843-235-6000