Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThe space-saving arborvitae you’ve always wanted! North Pole® arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) naturally grows as a narrow, tight column of ruffled evergreen foliage. It makes an outstanding specimen plant or a space-saving hedge. It takes up just a fraction of the ground space of other arborvitae!
This best-selling Proven Winners ColorChoice evergreen is a superb selection of our native arborvitae. Tolerant of sun or shade and not fussy about soil, it will quickly grow into an eye-catching accent that takes pride of place in your landscape or garden.DetailsBotanical name:Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe' Patent #: USPP 22,174 Common name: Arborvitae, Eastern red cedar Zone: 3 -8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 10-15' tall x 3-5' wide Flower color: Evergreen conifer, does not flower Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Bloom time: Evergreen Features: Space savers, proven winners, privacy & screening, native, evergreens, cold tolerant Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping How To GrowSoil: Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Tolerates somewhat wide range of soils and some dry conditions. Poorly drained and wet sites should be avoided. Light: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily) Water: Keep moist. Water 1 inch a week. Appreciates well-drained soil. Spacing: 5 - 7 ft Fertilizing: Top dress in spring with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer. Winterizing: Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones. Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow. Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter. Note -- The oldest interior branchlets on arborvitae usually turn brown and fall off in autumn. This aging process is different from drought stress, which on arborvitae appears on the tree outside the interior foliage as an abnormal yellowing or browning, known as flagging. This discoloration may not occur until a season or two after the drought stress was most severe. Maintenance & Pruning: Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary. If pruning, avoid pruning in late summer or fall as pruning stimulates new growth, which can be easily damaged by fall and winter temperatures.
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Right now it’s in the middle of my beautiful zinnia plants., I’m sure they won’t last too much longer. This is my fav!
They came nicely packaged! I followed the instructions and planted them. Unfortunately I broke my leg and could not care for them enough and some withered
The ones that survived look all right, but two of them died even though I did everything that they said to do.
Hello! Please email pictures of the plant to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!
We planted 5 North Pole Arrbovitaes in our back yard about a month ago and they look great.
Although smaller than I would have liked, the trees arrived in excellent shape…deep, luscious green with very pliable branches. I planted them immediately and so far, they are ALL (15) doing well and have even grown a couple of inches. I love them!