An arborvitae (Thuja) hedge planted in biodegradable cardboard container, ready to be planted in a landscape.
Neatly-maintained rows of arborvitae (Thuja) hedge ready to be harvested and shipped for landscape jobs.
Dense yet feathery foliage on this arborvitae (Thuja) hedge allows for excellent privacy in all seasons.
This row of arborvitae (Thuja) hedge is on its way to 6' high before it will be harvested.
Small starts of arborvitae (Thuja) are staged in a greenhouse ready to be planted in the field to form InstantHedges.
- Tolerant to different soil types and resilient in urban setting
- The common name of arborvitae, or “tree of life”, comes from the early settlers in North America who learned from Native Americans that the tree’s foliage, sap, bark and twigs had medicinal properties.
- The American arborvitae hedge is native to eastern regions of Canada and the United States, but has been a popular tree for ornamental uses in many regions around the world. The tree was introduced to European growers in the early 16th centur
American Arborvitae Details
There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing the Thuja occidentalis for your next hedge:
- Makes an excellent privacy screen when planted in a tight row
- Works well with a regular pruning schedule
- Requires little overall maintenance
The American arborvitae hedge needs adequate water to stay healthy and may need more than a moderate watering schedule if planted in extreme heat. For wintery landscapes, the tree’s dark green can make a nice accent in an otherwise colorless yard and works as a great accompaniment to flowering plants during the rest of the year. Also read about Emerald green arborvitae hedge. Also, explore other types of arborvitae hedge which is one of the most popular hedge types. Explore more hedging plants in both deciduous and evergreen options.
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||2 - 8|
|Your Hardiness Zone:|
|Sun/Shade:||Partial Shade to Full Sun|
|Mature Size:||20’ to 40’|
|West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones:||1 - 9, 15 - 17 and 21 - 24; H1, H2|
|Pest/Disease Issues:||No major pest or disease issues. Leaf miner and spider mites, root rot and phytophthora are all possibilities.|
A lush evergreen arborvitae (Thuja) hedge keeps down road noise from the private lawn on the other side.
This formal courtyard looks tidy with a perfectly uniform boxwood (Buxus) InstantHedge border and coniferous arborvitae (Thuja) privacy hedge.
An outdoor seating area like this is made much more private with the evergreen arborvitae (Thuja) hedge in the background.
Arborvitae hedges can be grown very tall like this privacy hedge, and some small varieties can be used as knot garden borders.
Create a calm, private garden area by surrounding with a solid Arborvitae hedge.
Arborvitae (Thuja) forms an elegant boundary between this garden and the landscape on the other side.
The fine-textured foliage of the Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja x 'Green Giant') softens this stone wall while providing excellent privacy.
Soft foliage on arborvitae (Thuja) makes for a nice contrast with artistic pottery such as this.
A faster-growing arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) hedge like this forms an effective wall to make a private yard feel more secluded.
Create optimum privacy and wind protection around a swimming pool area by tightly bordering with a dense arborvitae hedge.
A stone path is bordered with this lush, evergreen arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) hedge.
An arborvitae (Thuja) hedge can be grown to a larger height to provide screening of neighboring second-story buildings.
This seating area amid the water feature is closed in with an arborvitae (Thuja) hedge.
A consistent hedge planted at a finished height can create a wonderful backdrop for a flower garden.
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