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Mix & Match 5 or more of any species in our sapling range and receive 20% OFF!

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Trees Grown From Seed Within The UK. No Chemicals or Pesticide Are Used.

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Cypress, Chinese arborvitae Tree (Platycladus orientalis) 9cm Pot, Age 1 Year

Price: Mix & Match 5 or more of any species and receive 20% OFF!

£5.95 GBP £6.95 GBP

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Purchase a Chinese arborvitae tree sapling to grow as an ornamental plant in large pots or in the ground. You can also train them into bonsai. (Platycladus orientalis).


Chinese Arborvitae Platycladus is an evergreen tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, Platycladus orientalis, also known as Platycladus, Chinese Thuja, Oriental Arborvitae, Biota or Oriental Thuja. It is native to northeastern parts of East Asia and North Asia, but is also now Nnaturalised as an introduced species in other regions of the Asian continent.

The trunks and branches are trained from a young age to be elegant and interesting to view. It is one of the classic bonsai subjects, requiring great patience over many years to train properly.


 Tree characteristics


  • Evergreen / Deciduous/ Semi Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Average Height for 9cm Pot, Age 1 Year15 - 30cm
  • Where to keep in the UK: Outside
  • Preferred Soil PH Level: 6 - 8
  • Drought Tolerance: Prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
  • Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8 (Check Your Zone Below)
  • Soil Conditions: Well-Drained Soil
  • Mature Height: 45 - 65 ft (Ground grown)
  • Mature Width: 20 - 30 ft (Ground grown)
  • Placement: Full Sun
  • Native to: China


Our tree saplings in 9cm pots (1Year+)


  • All trees in 9cm pots are at least a year old from seed. Germinated last year during spring and stratified the winter prior.
  • Moved into their own 9cm pots after the first few weeks in seed trays.

  • We continue to look after them for another year until the following spring to ensure their survival through their most vulnerable stage in life and on route to becoming established trees.

  • All trees can be pot grown, ground grown or trained for bonsai.

  • We recommend pot slipping the trees into much larger containers allowing the roots room, which will greatly increase their growth rate.


Live plants delivery within the UK only


  • All plants are sent 1st class Monday to Wednesday. 

  • Delivery costs are based on total weight.

  • Any orders taken Wednesday afternoon onward will be sent the following Monday.

  • This is to avoid live plants spending long periods in boxes over the weekend.

  • You should receive your plants Wednesday to Friday.


    Hardiness Zones in the UK