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Oriental Thuja Platycladus orientalis (Cupressaceae) HEIGHT to 16m. Foliage in flat vertical sprays; both surfaces are same shade of green. LEAVES Tiny, scale-like, unscented. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers small, yellow-orange; borne on ends of shoots. Female flowers greenish; become cones with prominent hooked scales. STATUS AND DISTRIBUION Native of China, grown here in parks and gardens.