It is likely that no native American evergreen is more prevalent in the North American landscape. Arborvitae is a hardy pyramidal coniferous tree usually cultivated in one of its many shrubby forms. This native of eastern North America has flattened feathery sprays of soft, scale-like, medium to dark green foliage that may turn shades of green and brown in winter. The leaves emit a pungent odor when bruised. Its dense branches often curve upwards, giving mature trees a soft, attractive look. The small tan female cones are not ornamentally significant.
Arborvitae performs best in full to part sun and acidic to neutral soil with average drainage. It appreciates some protection from winter sun and wind, which can cause leaf scorch. It may also need protection from heavy snow and browsing deer. Extremely cold-hardy and highly versatile, arborvitae is an excellent choice for screens, hedges or foundation plantings.
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Genus - Thuja
Species - Occidentalis pyramidalis
Common name - Eastern Arborvitae Pyramidal
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 7
Height - 8'-12' / 2.40 - 3.70 m
Spread - 3'-6' / 0.90 - 1.80 m
Plant type - Shrub / tree
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
Bloom season - Spring
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Dark Green / Brown
Soak in water. Let stand in water for 24 hours.
Cold stratify for 60 days.
Sow seed 3-4 mm (1/8") deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
NOTE: can be fall sown without stratification.
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