Morpankh is a species of evergreen coniferous tree in the family Cupressaceae, native to eastern Asia. It is a large tree, growing to 30–40 m tall with a trunk diameter of 1–1.5 m. The leaves are scale-like, arranged in decussate opposite pairs, and 2–4 mm long. The cones are globose, 6–8 mm diameter, with four scales arranged in two opposite pairs; they are mature in about 18 months. The cones open to release the seeds in autumn. The specific epithet orientalis refers to the tree’s eastern distribution.
Morpankh is a widely used tree in traditional Chinese medicine. The bark and leaves are used to treat a variety of ailments including colds, flu, bronchitis, and asthma. Morpankh is also used as an insecticide and as a wood preservative.
Thuja Orientalis should not be used by pregnant or lactating women. It can cause gastrointestinal upset, so it should be used with caution in people with ulcers or other digestive disorders. It can also cause skin irritation, so it should be used with caution in people with sensitive skin.
How to care
Morpankh is a relatively easy tree to care for. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established. It can be pruned to maintain a desired shape or size.
Morpankh requires little to moderate water.
Thuja Orientalis can be pruned to maintain a desired shape or size.
Plant does not require fertilization, but it will benefit from an annual application of compost or other organic matter.
Pests and diseases:
Plant is generally resistant to pests and diseases.
Type of Soil
Plant prefers well-drained soil.
Morpankh can be propagated from seed or cuttings.
Morpankh is often used as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. It is also used as a windbreak or hedge.