Arborvitae Shrubs for Sale Online

Arborvitae Shrubs are evergreen shrubs that require minimal care and pruning. Arborvitae shrubs produce dense evergreen foliage that when closely inspected looks like overlapping scales. The popular yard shrubs provide magnificent winter interest to a property and bring such vibrant and color to any outdoor space. 

Left in their natural form with no pruning the shrubs maintain a rounded shape giving them their common name of Globe Arborvitaes. These versatile shrubs are planted as an evergreen hedge or screen where they are typically trimmed into a flat-topped hedge. 

Benefits of Buying Arborvitae Shrubs

Year-Round Interest

The number one benefit of planting Arborvitae shrubs in the landscape is to enjoy vibrant color year-round. As one of the most popular evergreen shrubs in the industry, Arborvitae shrubs boast deep shades of forest and emerald greens.

Even in the brisk months of fall and winter, when everything seems to be withering away into bleak nothingness, Arborvitae shrubs stand strong and keep their pristine form through the harshest of seasons.

Adds Permenance and Structure To The Landscape

The next benefit of planting Arborvitae shrubs in your yard is the permanence and structure they bring to a landscape. Whether they’re providing contrast as a backdrop to smaller shrubs and perennials, or they’re standing alone as a formal hedge or yard border, Arborvitae Shrubs have a way of really pulling an outdoor space together and giving it integrity.

Low-Maintenance Care Regimen

In addition to their vibrant hues and immaculate structure Arborvitae shrubs bring to a yard, they are also loved for their hardiness to the elements and extremely low-maintenance care regimen.

Suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 2-7, these evergreen shrubs are known for being readily adaptable to a wide range of climates! Plus, once these shrubs have acclimated to their environment they only require occasional pruning and watering only in extreme periods of drought.

How to Buy The Right Arborvitae Shrub

What Is Your Grow Zone?

The first step to designating which Arborvitae Shrub is right for you is determining your climate and growing conditions. The most full-proof way to do this is by calculating your USDA Grow Zone. We've gone ahead and simplified this process for you with our convenient and easy-to-use Find Your Grow Zone Tool!

To determine which Arborvitae shrubs will grow well in your specific grow zone, simply type your zip code into the Find Your Grow Zone Tool and let us do the rest!

What’s Your Landscape Style?

Now that you have determined what Arborvitae Shrubs will grow best in your climate, you can move on to the fun part! Incorporating your own personal style and design into a landscape can make all the difference between a dull landscape and a grand one!

Offering a range of hues, growth patterns, and textures, there is an Arborvitae shrub for anyone and everyone! If you are looking for a more subtle and reserved yard design, you will likely want to go for a classic like the Globe Arborvitae or the Hetz Midget Arborvitae.

Whereas, if your style is a little more eccentric and unique, you will probably lean towards the warm tones of the Fire Chief Thuja Arborvitae or the funky tendrils of the Thuja Whipcord Arborvitae.

Types of Arborvitae Shrubs For Sale at Garden Goods Direct

Anna’s Magic Ball Arborvitae

This Proven Winner’s Shrub gets five stars in our book. The North American native shrub is a compact, globe-shaped evergreen that offers a whimsical golden-green color to a landscape. The dwarf shrub requires no pruning and is extremely tolerant to the elements. Not to mention, this shrub's small form makes it ideal for planting in a small yard!

Fire Chief Thija Arborvitae

A soft lacy texture pairs with an ombre progression of bold orange hues for a standout piece in the landscape! This hot new shrub is on fire!

Globe Arborvitae

The clean spherical form of these shrubs makes your landscape look manicured and pristine with little to no effort at all on your part. People also praise this shrub for its hardiness and strong deer-resistant qualities. The Globe Arborvitae is great for use as accents and in garden beds to balance out the colors and shapes of a plant design.

Golden Globe Arborvitae

A hardy evergreen conifer with golden foliage and a compact round form, what more could you ask for in a shrub? Not to mention, the Golden Globe Arborvitae thrives in regions with high humidity!

Hetz Midget Arborvitae

The Hetz Midget Arborvitae is a densely branched and round evergreen shrub that is extremely long-lived and works in a variety of landscape designs.

Little Giant Arborvitae

Boasting a compact and natural globe shape, these low-maintenance shrubs work beautifully in mixed beds and container gardens.

Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae

Thin lacy green foliage makes this Arborvitae stand out from its counterparts. Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae has year-round color retention and is popular for use as a low-growing hedge.

Thuja Whipcord Arborvitae

Unique spaghetti-like tendrils explode from this shrub and bring exotic textures and form to your garden! Plant the Thuja Whipcord Arborvitae in mixed flowerbeds or as a stand-alone piece for maximum impact.

Tom Thumb Arborvitae

The Tom Thumb Arborvitae is the perfect compact evergreen shrub for small-space landscaping. The distinct shape and attractive foliage bring so much interest and beauty to a yard year-round.

How to Care for Arborvitae Shrubs


We recommend watering your newly planted Arborvitae shrub twice a week for the first few months after planting, then once a week for the following year or so. Once your shrub is fully established, you only need to water it about half an inch a week, and this can be either from rainfall or irrigation.

If your plant's foliage turns yellow or brown, it is most likely because it is receiving too little water. However, if you notice the needles are discolored and signs of root rot, your plant is being overwatered.


Plant your shrub in moist but well-draining soil conditions. Arborvitae plants love soil that has a neutral to alkaline pH level. Be sure to never all your plant's roots get soggy because this can lead to root rot disease. The best way to avoid root rot is by applying a heavy layer of compost or mulch over the root zone of your shrub to preserve soil moisture- this should be replaced every year.


These shrubs can vary in lighting requirements but typically like similar sunlight circumstances. We recommend that you grow arborvitae shrubs in full sun or partial shade. Ideally, your plant would do great in full sun in the morning and evening and in partial shade during the warm parts of the afternoon.

About six hours of sunlight a day is perfect for your Arborvitae to thrive. However, too much direct sunlight can stress your plant and burn its foliage. But, be sure not to plant in the full shade either because this will cause your plant to reduce the density of its foliage.


Arborvitae shrubs rarely need any fertilization. However, if new growth is extremely slow or sparse, you can go ahead and apply a balanced fertilizer to help give your plant more nutrients to grow happy and healthy.

Foliage and Root Protection

While Arborvitae shrubs are considered evergreen, harsh winter winds and intense temperatures can result in some foliage browning and drying. Luckily there is a slew of products available to help prevent winter damage to your evergreen trees and shrubs!

In an article by scholars at The University of Minnesota, horticultural experts go into detail on the proper ways to protect roots and foliage from extreme winter conditions. The main tips these experts offer include mulching around the roots to conserve and retain moisture and applying a foliage protectant like Wilt Pruf.

For more directions and details on how to plant and care for your Arborvitae shrub, be sure to check out our Arborvitae Shrub Planting Guide!

Shop Arborvitae Shrubs Online Today!

Here at GGD, we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of Arborvitae Shrubs available for purchase online. Beyond that, we want to make your landscaping experience as seamless and convenient as possible!

By ordering your shrubs online, you can skip the hassle of crowds and plant transportation, for we ship directly to your front door!