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Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

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A tall, narrowly columnar evergreen tree with dark green foliage which holds its color well in winter; makes an excellent articulation tree or very tall hedge, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well; best with some sun,

Characteristics

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

Ornamental Features

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial 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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