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Arborvitae

An evergreen with scale-like leaves, arborvitae (Thuja) is a popular choice for hedges because of its tall, narrow growth habit. It can also be used as a focal point in a mixed border of shrubs and flowers and is frequently used in foundation plantings. Smaller varieties are a great choice for containers or patios.

ARBORVITAE, BERCKMAN’S GOLDEN

Thuja occidentalis ‘Aurea nana’

Description: A semi-dwarf arborvitae with light greenish-yellow, fernlike sprays which are tipped in yellow-gold. Semi-globose to oval growth habit with very profuse cone production. Very little bronzing in the winter.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 6’ and width of 4-5’. Prefers almost any soil.

Light: Prefers sun or partial shade

Uses: Use for entrance ways, doorsteps, garages, driveways, corners where a low plant is needed. Accent plant or medium dense hedge.

Arborvitae, Berkman's Gold

 

 

ARBORVITAE, DEGROOT’S SPIRE

Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’

Description: A beautiful tall narrow American Arborvitae to separate multistory buildings. Rich green foliage takes on a purple cast in winter. Twisted texture on pyramidal form tolerates shearing nicely for a more tailored column. Good for very wet areas.

Growth: Slow growth rate to height of 20’ and width of 4-5’

Light:  Partial-full sun

Uses: Corner planting, windbreak, tall hedge

Arborvitae, Degroot's Spire

 

 

ARBORVITAE, EMERALD GREEN

Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’

Description: Narrow, pyramidal evergreen displaying dense emerald green foliage. Holds its foliage color throughout winter. Excellent medium to large hedge or screening plant. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Growth: Slow growth rate to height of 12-15’ and width of 3-4’

Light:  Sun to partial shade.

Uses:   Corner planting, windbreak, tall hedge

Arborvitae, Emerald Green

 

 

ARBORVITAE, EXCELSA

Thuja plicata ‘Excelsa’           

Description: Narrow pyramidal evergreen tree with dark green foliage and reddish-brown bark.  Good winter color. Best in moist, well-drained, fertile soil; can tolerate damp soil

Growth: Fast -growing to height of 15-20’ or more with 4-5’ base

Light:  Full sun to part shade

Uses: As a screen or large hedge

Arborvitae, Excelsa

 

 

ARBORVIATE, GLOBE

Thuja occidentalis ‘Globe’

Description: Bright evergreen foliage turning grey-green in winter. Fan shaped leaves for a natural sphere, which maintains shape without pruning. Prefers moist well-drained soil.

Growth: Slow growth rate to height & width of 4’

Light:  Full sun or partial shade.

Uses: Driveways, entranceways, accent; foundation.

Arborvitae, Globe

 

 

ARBORVITAE, GOLDEN GLOBE

Thuja occidentalis ‘golden globe’

Description: Handsome bright golden yellow foliage covers this dense, globe-shaped shrub. Golden foliage accepts full sun exposure without sunburn. Evergreen. Good for very wet areas.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height & width of 4’

Light: Full sun to part shade

Uses: As a low hedge, foundation planting, or facer plant

Arborvitae, Golden Globe

 

 

ARBORVITAE, FIRE CHIEF GLOBE

Thuja occidentalis ‘Congabe’

Description: Nearly perfectly globe shaped shrub has finely textured, bright golden spring foliage and fantastic deep red fall color. This sport of the popular Rheingold variety has more intense coloration and is less prone to splitting. No pruning is necessary to maintain its compact, rounded form. Evergreen.

Growth: Slow growth rate to height & width of 4’

Light: Full sun to part shade

Uses: As a low hedge, foundation planting, container plant, border, container, mass planting, rock garden, woodland garden

Arborvitae, Fire Chief Globe

 

 

ARBORVITAE, GREEN GIANT

Thuja plicata ‘Green Giant’

Description: One of the finest evergreens for screening and specimen use, this uniformly conical tree performs well in a variety of settings. Virtually disease-free and strong-rooted, it responds well to shearing. Highly resistant to deer. A very durable evergreen! Well-drained, fertile soil; can tolerate damp soil.

Growth: Fast growth rate to height of 30-40’ and width of 15-20’

Light: Full sun to part shade

Uses: As a screen, large hedge, or specimen

Arborvitae, Green Giant

 

 

ARBORVITAE, DARK AMERICAN

Thuja occidentalis ‘Nigra’

Description: Narrow, pyramidal evergreen displaying dense emerald green foliage. Holds its foliage color throughout winter. Does well in very wet areas.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 20-25’ and width of 5-7’

Light: Sun to partial shade.

Uses: Corner planting, windbreak, tall hedge, wet areas, privacy screens

Arborvitae, Nigra

 

 

ARBORVITAE, RHEINGOLD

Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold’ 

Description: Compact, ball-shaped evergreen shrub with bright golden foliage that develops into coppery gold in winter. Good for very wet areas.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height and width to3’

Light: Full sun.

Uses: Specimen, accent, foundation planting, low formal or informal hedge or screen, very wet areas

Arborvitae, Rheingold

 

 

ARBORVITAE, SUNKIST

Thuja occidentalis ‘Sunkist’ 

Description: A dwarf, compact globe-shaped evergreen with bright gold tips. Displays dense, flattened sprays of orange-yellow foliage in winter, and is lemon-yellow in spring. Moist, well-drained soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height and width of 3’

Light: Full sun for best color

Uses: Foundation, low hedge, containers, patios, low screen

Arborvitae, Sunkist

 

 

ARBORVITAE, TECHNY

Thuja occidentalis ‘Techney’ 

Description: A broadly based pyramidal form having dense foliage that maintains its handsome dark green color all year. Evergreen. Good for very wet areas.

Growth: Slow growth rate to height of 12-15’ and width of 6-8’

Light: Prefers full sun or light shade.

Uses: Use for hedge, screen, specimen, accent, border, very wet areas, windbreak, woodland garden

Arborvitae, Techny

 

(Not all varieties available at all locations- call your closest Meadows Farms to ask about availability)