Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Simon’brent2020-07-31T23:21:11+00:00
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, evergreen hedge. 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.
Little Simon InstantHedges are 32" long and 18-24" tall.
Rows of Little Simon growing at our nursery
Little Simon hedge units weigh under 40 lbs each and are easy for one person to maneuver
With a nice, dark green color all year, Little Simon makes an attractive low hedge
Our Little Simon units are nice and full on the ends
Little Simon can be grown either in the ground on in containers
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
Little Simon’s parent, Emerald Green Arborvitae, is already an extremely popular evergreen tree due to its wonderful color, slow growth, and narrow habit. Little Simon has the same excellent color with even slower growth, making it an ideal low-growing hedge. It grows approximately 3” per year into a dense, small column.
It grows well in full sun and has no serious disease issues. It has very low maintenance needs, with only a light pruning required once per year to even out the shape. It is hardy to USDA Zone 3 and can be grown in most parts of the USA. It does very well in containers.
Little Simon is a good candidate for a replacement for low boxwood hedges that have been infected with Boxwood Blight.
USDA Hardiness Zones:
Your Hardiness Zone:
West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones:
1 - 9, 15 - 17 and 21 - 24; H1, H2
Slow, 1-3” per year
3’ H X 1’ W
Deer can be a problem, verticillium wilt resistant
Little Simon makes a nice boxwood replacement and can be grown as a low border hedge.
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