Picture of the has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Permission: Some rights reserved

Hiba False Arborvitae

A popular allegory for the meaning behind asunaro is Asu wa hinoki ni narou ).

Thujopsis dolabrata; upper side of shoot, lower side of shoot, mature cones. 1 Euro coin for scale. Thujopsis dolabrata foliage Young Asunaro plant Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Thujopsis dolabrata Search Wikispecies Wikispecies has information related to: Thujopsis References - * Conifer Specialist Group (1998). Thujopsis dolabrata. 2006. More

Thujopsis dolabrata is endemic to Japan, where it is named Asunaro (????) and also goes by the name hiba (??). It is commonly planted in gardens and near temples. More