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Brabant Arborvitae

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An upright and columnar evergreen shrub with rich green foliage holding its color through winter, makes a great foundation accent or tall hedge when massed; hardy and adaptable, this variety tolerates shade, protect from drying winds

Characteristics

Species:
occidentalis
Other Species Names:
Eastern White Cedar
Average Landscape Height:
12 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Genus:
Thuja
Cultivar:
Brabant
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
columnar
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Brabant Arborvitae is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its rigidly columnar form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Brabant Arborvitae is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Brabant Arborvitae will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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