Description: Also known as Morpankhi, Mayurpankhi, Lairikheibi, Oriental thuja, Oriental arborvitae. They are widely grown as ornamental trees, and extensively used for hedges .Morpankhi is a plant which is found in every small garden in India. Belonging to the cypress family, it is a densely branched evergreen conifer that can become 50 ft tall with a spread of 20. However, it is commonly grown as a smaller, bushier shrub. It tends to have several to many stems, but can be trimmed to a single leader stem creating a treelike form. The overall shape is conical, with the crown becoming more irregular and spreading with age. The bark is rusty-brown and fibrous. The numerous slender ascending branches support shoots that spread out in flat, vertical planes. The leaves are like little scales overlapping and tightly packed on the shoots. The cones are 15-25 mm long, green ripening brown in about 8 months from pollination, and have 6-12 thick scales arranged in opposite pairs. Morpankhi is native to China and Korea, but cultivated as an ornamental plant the world over. They are widely grown as ornamental trees, and extensively used for hedges. A number of cultivars are grown and used in landscapes.Oil of thuja contains the terpene thujone which has been studied for its GABA receptor antagonistic, with potentially lethal properties. Cedarwood oil and cedar leaf oil, which are derived from Thuja occidentalis, have different properties and uses.The wood is light, soft and aromatic. Thuja was commonly used as an externally applied tincture or ointment for the treatment of warts, ringworm and thrush, and a local injection of the tincture was used for treating venereal warts.
Care: Homevowners will sometimes plant them as privacy trees. The cultivar 'Green Giant' is popular as a very vigorous hedging plant, growing up to 80 cm/year when young.
- Product Code: PL-morpankhi
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- Ex Tax: 299₹