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Thuja occidentalis

King of Brabant


Thuja occidentalis ‘King of Brabant’ distinguishes itself from all other Brabant forms by his strong upright growth. ‘King of Brabant’ grows very compact and dense, and all new shoots grow straight up shaping itself into a pyramid. This new Thuja is virtually disease free and therefore it has no problems with pests and diseases which could result in a deterioration in the product. ‘King of Brabant’ is very hardy and has already endured several periods of 25° frost.

The usual application of ‘King of Brabant’ is as a hedge or solitary plant. However, ‘King of Brabant’ also does well in pot or tub. For growers ‘King of Brabant’ is an ideal plant since it hardly needs to be pruned and therefore it can grow in several years in full soil into a finished product.


  • Upright
  • Vigorous grower
  • Healthy


van Vliet New Plants B.V.

Van Vliet New Plant is specialized in the introduction, exploitation and management of new plant varieties which are protected by plant breeders rights. With a worldwide network of partner agencies and advisors Van Vliet New Plants always finds new growers and wholesalers to work with. This enables us to find the best way for each variety to be introduced to the market.

Currently we manage more than 200 different varieties which have been granted or which are applied for plant breeders rights'. Van Vliet New Plants obtained the exclusive rights of the licensee to set the varieties out to growers and wholesalers, based on a sublicense contract.