Westmont Chinese Arborvitae

Thuja orientalis 'Westmont'

A compactly branched evergreen shrub prized for its natural globe shape and dark green foliage, tipped with a yellow to bronze tinge during part of the season. Use in pairs or groups, in a border, or in formal rows or containers.
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6 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh or-ee-en-TAY-liss
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasGrows into a neat, three-foot globe shape without pruning. Use its formal look to flank steps or set at the corners of a patio. Use a row of these to border a walkway. Mix in a border with other evergreens or plant a group to add evergreen interest to surrounding deciduous shrubs.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be prune annually to shape, if desired.

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