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Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Simon’

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Little Simon Arborvitae is a dwarf selection from Emerald Green Arborvitae, which is already a slow-growing plant. Little Simon is a wonderful choice for low, compact hedges. It is extremely cold-hardy, and is a nice alternative for boxwoods in areas that may have had a boxwood blight issue in the past.
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Little Simon InstantHedges are 32" long and 18-24" tall.

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Rows of Little Simon growing at our nursery

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Little Simon hedge units weigh under 40 lbs each and are easy for one person to maneuver

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With a nice, dark green color all year, Little Simon makes an attractive low hedge

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Our Little Simon units are nice and full on the ends

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Little Simon can be grown either in the ground on in containers

Quick Guide

Little Simon Quick Guide:
  • Evergreen with bright green foliage
  • Small height and width, perfect for a low-maintenance, small hedge
  • Very slow growth rate
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 3-9
  • Grows in full sun

Little Simon Details

Prized for its emerald-green, glossy, evergreen foliage (even in the middle of winter) as well as its narrow and upright habit, Green Spire is a wonderful hedge choice for warm, coastal areas such as Texas and Florida. It is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9. It is generally very easy to grow and maintain.

With optimum water and fertilizer, Green Spire can grow up to 1 foot per year, with almost all of the growth reaching straight upright. A slow-release fertilizer in early spring is perfect to encourage strong spring growth. At maturity, it can easily be maintained at 10 feet tall by 2 feet wide. It responds very well to hard pruning, making it an ideal hedge.

Green Spire grows well in full sun to nearly full shade, requiring only a few hours of sunlight per day. It has moderate drought resistance but does not like overly wet soil. Make sure your planting area is well-draining, but provide weekly water in dry times once established.

USDA Hardiness Zones:3-9
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West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones:1 - 9, 15 - 17 and 21 - 24; H1, H2
Sun/Shade:Full Sun
Deer Resistance:No
Watering Requirements:Moderate
Growth Rate:Slow, 1-3” per year
Mature Size:3’ H X 1’ W
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Pest/Disease Issues:
Deer can be a problem, verticillium wilt resistant

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