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Arborvitae is a family of evergreen trees that are extremely useful as either a specimen tree or an evergreen privacy hedge and windbreak. They are very easy to grow and will quickly produce a thick green wall that will give complete year-long privacy. They were known as the tree of life by the early settlers due to the healing properties of the oil.

Arborvitae or Thuja trees are noted for the rich green color and dense growth habit. They create a very attractive backdrop to the garden.

Using Arborvitae as a screen or buffer tree

Screens are becoming more and more necessary as properties grow smaller and smaller. Privacy isn't the only reason for planting hedges. Sometimes you need to screen out noise from a busy street or highway. perhaps you may need to buffer your view from a utility box or other common area.

Arborvitaes have been proven to be the best trees for use as a hedge or screen throughout the United States.

Using Arborvitae as a windbreak.

Windbreaks are a great way to reduce winter heating bills. A single row or even a double row of trees across the windward side of your property can reduce your overall utility bill.

Evergreen trees do a far better job of this than wooden fences and require far less maintenance and upkeep. Evergreen plants are very effective noise barriers and slow down the wind extremely well due to their natural density. Perhaps you already have a fence and are just looking to soften up the hard angles. Evergreens will make it so much more attractive in just a short time.

Using Arborvitae in Your Garden

Arborvitae or Thuja also make attractive garden specimens and focal points. They will bring a strong upright form to the garden. Arborvitae can be planted alone, in groups of three or five or spaced evenly along a drive or walkway to create a corridor.

Arborvitae Emerald Green trees have a strong central trunk and a narrow upright habit. If properly pruned the lower branches will remain for many years, making it easy to keep a hedge green right to the ground.

Arborvitae Green Giant (Thuja) also grows upright but will get much wider than its emerald green cousin.

Arborvitaes need consistent moisture to thrive, grow fast and become good screens. Once they establish a good root ball they are generally drought tolerant. Occasionally a good watering during extremely dry periods will certainly benefit the trees.

Arborvitae will also take partial shade, a great asset in a hedge plant that is rarely found in other types of evergreen trees. They are not particular about soil and will grow in almost all types of soil from heavy clay to sandy loam.

Planting and Care of Arborvitae

For a privacy hedge, dig a hole for each tree and plant 3 to 4 feet apart for faster privacy. For a larger screen or buffer planting plant trees 4 to 6 feet apart in a single row. For more dense noise barrier plant the arborvitaes in a double row 8 to 10 feet apart, staggered, with the rows around 4 feet apart.

Watering and Fertilizing Arborvitae Trees

Water your Arborvitae trees two to three times per week for the first month or so after planting. After the first month after planting, water once a week for another month or two. Once the trees are established water is only needed during periods of dry rain-free weather.

When watering during dry weather be sure to water deeply. The deeper the water soaks in the longer the soil will stay moist.

Soaker hoses are good ways to water long Arborvitae hedges. For good strong growth during the establishment period apply a slow-release fertilizer such as Espoma Holly-Tone in the spring. Arborvitaes do thrive on the additional acid provided by Holly-tone. This should be done in the Early Spring as soon as the ground thaws or mid-summer if need be.

The best varieties of Arborvitaes

Arborvitae Emerald Green: Arborvitae Emerald Green makes a fast-growing privacy screen for full sun. It will thrive in heat and humidity and is often used as a screen. Holds its color throughout the winter and tolerates drought when established.

The vibrant green foliage is handsome year-round. Its narrow form makes this evergreen an excellent choice to plant in a row as a formal screen anywhere in North America.

Thuja Green Giant: Thuja Green Arborvitae is a tall evergreen plant perfect for privacy screening. It provides fast-growing shade from the low evening sun and winter color when everything else in the landscape is brown and dreary. No wonder Thuja Green Giant won the distinguished Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal Plant Award in 1998. 

Arborvitae DeGroot's Spire: Arborvitae Degroot’s Spire is a beautiful tall narrow form, perfect to plant between buildings. Rich green foliage takes on a purple cast in winter. The twisted texture on pyramidal form tolerates shearing nicely for a more tailored column than other arborvitaes.

DeGroot's Spire's are very cold hardy and reliable. Ideal as matched pairs or planted in multiples for an attractive screen. Does very well in containers for creating privacy on a balcony or patio.

Arborvitae Forever Goldy: This “ever golden” compact privacy tree grows quickly into a stunning display of golden-yellow foliage. It will not shed or turn brown in the heat like some other golden Arborvitaes. Both heat and drought-tolerant. Excellent for planting in a container on the patio, or at the back of a border for a burst of color all year.

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Arborvitae Trees are among the fastest-growing privacy trees available. They are an excellent disease and pest-free choice for screening or buffer tree. Their attractive green color is a perfect backdrop to any garden and they will bring permanence to your property for many years.

Evergreen trees provide beautiful year-round color for homeowners, especially those in the Northern United States. Particularly beautiful are Arborvitae trees, with their spire-like appearances and variegated coloration. Available in multiple sizes and colors. Arborvitae trees are easy to care for and provide a flexible solution for homeowners of all gardening skills.

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