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Arborvitae-Emerald Green(Thuja Occidentalis)

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Type: Shrubs
Name: Arborvitae-Emerald Green
Botanical Name: Thuja Occidentalis
Narrow evergreen shrub or tree, in the Cypress family, reaching 8-10 ft in height and 3-4 ft in width. Slow growing! Nice plant for screening in small spaces. Foliage appears as flat "sprays" and when you look at it up close it looks to be covered with tiny scales. It is not drought tolerant so water well during hot summers and mulch generously.
Min Height: 1″
Max Height: 10″
Min Width: 1″
Max Width: 3″
Location: Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Size: 8-10 ft tall
Special Needs: Watch for bagworms, mites, and fungus; spray as needed.
Soil Conditions: Medium, Dry
Trim/Prune: Usually not needed but it can be done in early spring before new growth appears.
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds