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Virginia Arborvitae

Thuja plicata x standishii

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 7

Mature Height:

14 ft.

Mature Width:

6 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Thuja plicata x standishii

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Compact and Climate-Versatile

Introducing the Virginia Arborvitae, an improved variety of the Thuja Green Giant. This coveted plant offers a number of one-of-a-kind benefits that set it apart, starting with improved winter hues for year-round greenery (less susceptible to browning and yellowing). And it boasts adaptability in a compact size that makes it the perfect choice as a privacy hedge or stand-alone showpiece.

What else makes it a must-have? Plant several Virginia Arborvitaes in a row to create a manageable privacy, sound or wind screen. Its conical shape and deep green hues are reminiscent of a French garden style, and whether you plant it solo or in a group, you'll love the look and quick, easy growth.

Even better? It's disease-free and low-maintenance. The Virginia Arborvitae is a tree you can plant and forget because it's so effortlessly curated. From climates with temperamental winters to hot, humid summers and every clime in-between, the Virginia Arborvitae is highly adaptable but thrives in growing zones 5-9.

Plus, it's perfect for the holidays as well. Its full, voluminous sihouette and needle-like leaves make it a wonderful Christmas tree. Season to season, this tree is a backyard or garden star.

Best of all, the Virginia Arborvitae can grow up to 5 feet each year, so you’ll have a fully-formed tree quickly. Instant privacy screen? Check. Backyard focal point? Check. The Virginia Arborvitae does it all.

If you love the look and shape of a Thuja Green Giant but want to avoid its larger size or winter yellowing, the Virginia Arborvitae is your choice tree. Order yours today!

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Still small, waiting for the explosion of growth, once they grow they will really do the job I want them to do.
September 2, 2018
5 months ago
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Best evergreen for privacy on narrow lots.
Most vigourous evergreen ive planted. Will give privacy without outgrowing the space later - like Leyland's and cryptomeria I cut down to replace with virginian arborvitae. I didn't expect expands to get 30' wide and 60' tall over the years, swallowing the space between neighbor's houses. The Virginians are proving to be the perfect privacy group planting with some red hollies mixed in. I have a 12' strip of land to work with and the Virginians won't get too wide!
Also, the neighbors Green giant arborvitae (which will also get waay to big for where it is) was covered in bagworms this year, but not a single bagworm on my Virginians nearby. I guess bagworm resistance is just a lucky bonus?
July 17, 2018
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Virginia Arborvitae

Virginia Arborvitae Planting Diretions


Plant your Virginia Arborvitae in well-draining soil and in a spot that receives full sun or partial shade. Place in a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. There's no need to amend the soil, but you can add a thick layer of mulch around the base of the tree for weed prevention. 


Watering: Make sure your Virginia Arborvitae receives one inch of water while it is establishing. Rain is usually enough to keep it hydrated, but you'll need to water it if you experience a period of drought. After it's established, there's no need to water your tree.


Maintenance: There is no pruning, fertilizing or disease management needed for the Virginia Arborvitae. You can prune as desired for creating a hedge, but it is not necessary.  

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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I wanted beautiful privacy trees that require little maintenance
Theresa M on Oct 7, 2018
I wanted beautiful privacy trees that require little maintenance
Theresa M on Oct 7, 2018
Winter Color
Adam N on Sep 17, 2018
Winter Color
Adam N on Sep 17, 2018
How long does it take before these are 6-8 ft?
Courtney S on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This company does not seem to answer most questions........and they don't even have a phone number for people to call ! This does not seem to be to customer friendly company. Please answer your question !
How far from septic should this tree be planted? Is it as flammable as juniper?
Bluechipstables on Jul 18, 2018
What's the annual growth rate?
spencer d on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Fast! But then it slows down to a perfect 12-15' tall.
I have a water line that is 42” deep that runs parallel to the property line (10feet) where I want to plant. Is that too close??
Paully on Sep 17, 2018
How far apart should we plant the Virginian Arborvitae to have full dense screening up to eight feet or more ?
LMLMLM on Dec 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 6 ft. apart

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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

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