Thuja is a genus of coniferous trees and shrubs that belongs to the Cupressaceae family. The Thuja tree is commonly known as the White Cedar, Arborvitae or Northern White Cedar, and it is widely used for medicinal and aromatic purposes. Thuja oil is a popular ingredient in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry, while the tree's leaves and twigs are commonly used in the production of incense, essential oils, and herbal remedies.
Synonyms: Thuja is commonly known by different names, including White Cedar, Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar, Eastern White Cedar, and Swamp Cedar.
Botanical names: Thuja is the botanical name for the genus of trees and shrubs, which includes five different species: Thuja occidentalis, Thuja plicata, Thuja standishii, Thuja koraiensis, and Thuja orientalis.
Growing Locations: Thuja trees are native to North America, Europe, and Asia. In North America, Thuja occidentalis is found primarily in the northeastern and central parts of the United States and eastern Canada. Thuja plicata is found along the Pacific coast of North America, from Alaska to California. Thuja standishii is native to Japan, while Thuja koraiensis is found in Korea, northeastern China, and southeastern Russia. Thuja orientalis is native to Turkey and the Caucasus.
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