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Arborvitae trees

Green, full growth in a classic silhouette.

From the iconic Thuja Green Giant to the American Pillar, our Arborvitae Trees are perfect for full, richly-green good looks in your landscape. Whether you use them for privacy, borders or even plant beds, you'll have a backdrop well-suited for all of your plants.

What are Arborvitae Trees?

Basically, Arborvitae Trees are dense, narrow evergreen shrubs or trees. Many of them are Thujas. But all of them are thick, dense and easy-growing, with iconic greenery that's hardy, pest-resistant, disease-resistant and more.

How to Plant Arborvitae Trees

Though specific directions will vary, knowing your growing zone is important. After you’ve determined your growing zone, keep sunlight and watering needs in mind. Most Arborvitae Trees will prefer full sun (anywhere from 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil, but make sure you check your tree's specific directions.

Your fertilizing and pruning needs will vary as well, but many of our Arborvitae Trees do not require pruning.

When you're ready to plant, select an area with well-drained soil, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the tree’s root ball (along with some extra width for mature growth), place your tree and backfill the hole. Finish by watering the surrounding soil near your trees and mulching to conserve moisture.

When to Plant Arborvitae Trees

Generally, we recommend planting your Arborvitae Trees in early spring or in fall. Either season is fine, provided the ground is not frozen.

Also, it's important to keep spacing in mind. Avoid planting your Arborvitae trees too close to sidewalks, structures, and power lines, especially if the mature height and width are larger.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Arborvitae Trees need sun or shade?
Most Arborvitae Trees will prefer full sun (anywhere from 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day), but be sure to check your specific variety’s requirements before planting.

How big do Arborvitae Trees get?
Arborvitae can range from heights of 10 feet for dwarf-sized trees to 50 feet for giant-sized trees. The exact size and growth rate will depend on your specific variety, as well as location, care, and growing conditions.

How do you take care of Arborvitae?
Arborvitae are very hardy and adapt to a variety of soil types and weather conditions. They’re also know to be easy-growing, but you’ll still need to keep a few things in mind when caring for them. Be sure to space out your trees when planting, as some varieties will get very large and need room to grow. Also, choose a well-draining location in full sun and water consistently so that the soil stays moist but not oversaturated. Finally, fertilizing and pruning needs will vary from tree to tree, but many of our Arborvitae don’t require pruning.