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American ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis

9 reviews
  • American Arborvitae
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    Soft, dense foliage

  • American Arborvitae
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American ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis

9 reviews
Evergreen Trees
Available Sizes:
  • 1 Gallon
  • 2-3 ft.
  • 4-5 ft.
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American Arborvitae Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Your American Arborvitae Tree needs lots of bright sunlight. Choose a spot in your yard that receives full sun during the day (6 to 8 hours of sunlight).

plant watering

Watering For the first season after you plant your tree, water it deeply and frequently by placing a water hose at its base for 10 minutes a few times a week. After the first season, your American Arborvitae should not need extra watering except in periods of drought with little rainfall.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing No fertilizer is necessary for the American Arborvitae to thrive, but if you want to give it a boost you can use a general evergreen and shrub fertilizer in the Spring.

A Practical, Low-Maintenance Tree for Every Yard

Why American Arborvitaes?

Whether you want an accent tree, natural privacy fence or a simple and easy tree for your yard, the American Arborvitae is a great choice. This tree is tolerant of most soil conditions and most climates, including both cold winters and hot summers.

That means it’s easy to grow. Once you plant the American Arborvitae, there's no need to prune, shape or fertilize this tree. This columnar tree will grow and taper to a point towards the top even if you don't have a green thumb and keeps its natural, elegant silhouette in the process.

It's the perfect, natural privacy fence. If you want an evergreen privacy fence that takes no maintenance, then you should order several American Arborvitaes. They grow perfectly together and won't require shearing to maintain. Plus, it’s ideal for plant next to entryways or near hard edges or corners to add softness and interest.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Whether you live in a snowy climate or a place full of dead, bare winter trees, our American Arborvitae's tight shape and bright green leaves will create a stunning contrast. And you get these good-looking, easy-care benefits because we’ve planted, grown and shipped your American with care. Since our tree arrives to your door with its roots intact, you get the best possible results.

Since the American Arborvitae makes a great privacy fence, many people order several trees at a time. Get your own American Arborvitae, before they’re gone!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: You can plant your American Arborvitae during any season, but avoid planting during very hot, dry weather. Choose a spot in your yard that receives full sun during the day (6 to 8 hours of sunlight). This tree prefers acidic, moist, well-draining soil, but it can thrive in nearly any soil condition.

When you plant your tree, dig a hole that is a little bigger than the root ball. Place your tree in and fill it half way with soil. Then, firm the soil around the bottom half of the ball and water thoroughly. Fill the remainder of the hole and create a raised ridge around the base of the tree and then firm and water the soil again. Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the tree, staying 3 inches away from the trunk.

2. Watering: During the first season that you plant your tree, it is important to water it frequently. The American Arborvitae needs to be watered deeply, so it is best to simply leave a water hose running for 10 minutes at the base of the tree, a few times per week. After the first season, you will no longer need to water the tree. Throughout the rest of the tree's life, you will only need to water it during periods of drought.

3. Pruning: For thicker, bushier trees, you can prune the tops. If you do not prune your trees, they will maintain a pyramidal, columnar shape. Prune off any dead or diseased branches you see throughout your tree's life. Prune only in early spring or summer.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 25-40 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 3-7 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
3-7 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 3-7 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

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I highly recommend wrapping them up in the winter. Deer will destroy them!!
United States United States

Winter snow = food sources for deer


Ashley F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far so good

The trees experienced 60 mph. winds two days after they were planted and not only stayed up, but seem to be doing really well!

Tyler M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Tree's purchased for Privacy Fence

Order process was seamless. Ordered 6 tree's total (2-3'). Order was shipped 2 days after order submitted, arrived my house approx. 4 days after being shipped. I was a little concerned of the time in the delivery truck but trees arrived in very good condition and well packaged. I planted the tree's same day they arrived and they seem to be doing quite well.

United States United States
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All Good

Three 3 to 4 Arborvitea's American Pillar arrived healthy and beautiful.

Trent R.
Canada Canada
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I love trees Trees help us in so many ways I love people who love trees People help trees get planted I’ve planted trees and flowers Other people I know have planted trees and flowers too! Flowers help people in so many ways They are pretty, colorful, and smell good too!