A – Arborvitae (White Cedar)


Thuga occidentalis

This native evergreen is a versatile specimen. The narrow, pyramid shape makes it a natural choice for windbreaks. It requires almost no care when used as a hedge or screen; in fact, pruning can damage the tree. Pairs of these hardy trees make great accents for doors and garden gates, and single trees soften house corners. Tall and elegant, the American Arborvitae may be the right solution to your landscaping challenges.

Providing shelter in the winter and nesting sites for grackles, robins and house finches in the summer, this evergreen is also browsed by deer* and rabbits. The seeds are eaten by birds such as pine siskins. When planting a windbreak or hedge, space Arborvitae  at least 4’ apart.

*Deer LOVE Arborvitae, so if you have deer issues, this tree may not be for you.

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12-18″ bare root seedlings / 3 Per Packet

Sunlight: Full sun
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Spread: 4-10’
Mature Height: 40-60′
Shape: Pyramidal
Soil Type: Prefers moist, alkaline; but tolerant of poor soil