Why Choose American Arborvitae?
Thuja occidentalis is hard to beat if you want an easy care privacy hedge. The tree is tolerant to all soil conditions and most climates including both hot summers and cold winters.
Planting Thuja Occidentalis-
Although American Arborvitae can be planted in any season, be careful to water thoroughly when planting in hot weather. American Arborvitae tolerates almost any soil condition, but it prefers acidic and moist soil. It grows well in partial shade to full sun.
Watering American Arborvitae
It is essential to water this hedge frequently during the first season of planting. After the first season, you will no longer have to water it as frequently, only in very hot, dry periods.
How to Prune American Arborvitae?
Prune American Arborvitae only in early summer or spring. The hedge works well with regular, light pruning to encourage bushy, dense growth.
Thuja occidentalis has a moderate growth rate. Unpruned it can reach up to 20’ to 40’ tall, but it can easily be kept as a hedge anywhere from 8-20′ tall. The growth rate of Thuja occidentalis depends somewhat on where it is planted, water, nutrients and light.
Thuja occidentalis is hardy in USDA Zones 3-8.
If you order finished American Arborvitae hedges from InstantHedge, the hedges will arrive pre-shaped and with a vibrant root system that is ready to grow and establish. Why not start with a hedge that has already been finished by hedge experts?