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Arborvitae

Botanical Name
Thuja occidentalis
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 7
Height
3 to 40 feet
Width
4 to 10 feet
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Light brown scaly cones, 1/2"
Light
Full sun to light shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Transplants easily as balled and burlap or container
  • Heat and drought tolerant once established
Problems
Deer, snow load, bagworm
Varieties
  • Techny - broad based, 10-15', good color year round, slow growing, best for North
  • Nigra - pyramidal with dark green foliage, 20-30'x4-5'
  • Emerald - narrow pyramid, heat and cold tolerance, good color, 10-15'x3-4'
  • Woodwardii - globe, 8x18'
  • Little Gem - compact globe, 3x5'

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