Platycladus orientalis , 20 ft tall
Platycladus orientalis , 5 ft tall
Family : Cupressaceae
Ganus : Platycladus
Other name : Oriental arborvitae
Platycladus orientalis ( previously known as biota or thuja orientalis) is an evergreen slow-growing coniferous tree native to Korea and China. The tree was introduced to elsewhere in Asia as an ornamental tree. Platycladus is also used as a chinese traditional herbal medicine. The leaves are used to treat coughs, chronic bronchitis, asthma, excessive mucus secretion, etc.