Arborvitae - American
The American Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis, is a conifer evergreen tree that is widely used as an accent tree or as a privacy hedge tree. American Arborvitae trees have a broad pyramidal shape with erect branches that are dense and crowded together. The scale-like leaves are abruply pointed. The leaf color is bright green above and pale green below and they may turn a yellow brown is some winters.
This evergreen tree prefers a deep well drained site. When established it can stand considerable heat and drought. It is one of the most popular of all trees for windbreaks and year around privacy screening. It may be sheared and shaped to fit into most every landscaping need.
|Arborvitae - Green Giant
The Arborvitae Green Giant, 'Thuja plicata 'Green Giant', is a giant arborvitae that has bright green, fern-like foliage. This plant is very adaptable to wet or dry soils. The Green Giant is fast growing for an arborvitae and it is also very dense and they are used extensively for borders, screens, windbreaks or as an accent tree. When used as a hedge, the Green Giant can be trimmed and kept to a dense 6 foot hedge.
|Arborvitae - Spring Grove
The Arborvitae Spring Grove, 'Thuja plicata 'Spring Grove', a Proven Winners selection, was selected for its superior winter color and hardiness. It maintains a rich green color even in Midwest winters. The tight, pyramidal habit works nicely for landscape designs, borders, screens, and windbreaks. This plant is also very deer resistant. The Spring Grove is fast growing for an Arborvitae.