Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
12 to 25 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Hedge Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:12 to 25 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Does not flower
Design IdeasA columnar evergreen is highly versatile. May be lined up for visual barrier, informal hedge or moderate windscreen. Consider a pair of them to flank a driveway entry or that of a larger house. Often used perfectly spaced in two parallel rows to create an enhanced focal point and perspective. Well suited to softening very tall barren walls of a house.
Companion PlantsExploit contrast by using open headed flowering trees to contrast against dark green arborvitae. Try Cheal's Weeping Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'), Golden Raindrops Crabapple, (Malus transitoria 'Schmidcutleaf'), Celestial Dogwood, (Cornus x 'Rutdan'), Fort McNair Horse Chestnut, (Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This species is a native to the northeastern quadrant of North America well into Canada. An important species of the wet-mesic coniferous forests. Oil is distilled from its foliage used in perfume and medicine. Decay resistant wood is milled for fence posts and foundations.
Lore:
The foliage is rich in Vitamin C which was used by Native Americans and early Europeans to treat scurvy, hence the common name translation "tree of life".