Sherwood Moss Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Sherwood Moss'

This beautiful dwarf evergreen conifer grows into a low conical form reaching just four to six feet tall. A handsome, hardy main attraction for smaller gardens, useful as a low hedge or accent in front of larger shrubs or trees with dark green leaves. Soft bright green young foliage emerges continually and in winter takes on a bronze to purple hue.
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Water regularly- weekly in extreme heat; less often once established.

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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Average Size at MaturityGrows 6 in. or less per year, eventually to 4-6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasPlant a low, informal border hedge to divide parts of the garden or between properties where it will partition without blocking views. It also makes a fine accent in rock gardens or at the base of an arbor or gate.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorLight Green
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly in extreme heat; less often once established.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Best in acidic to neutral soils with even moisture. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Protect from harsh sun and winter winds and prolonged drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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