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North Pole® Arborvitae

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North Pole® Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Art Boe’)A narrow, columnar evergreen tree with dark green foliage that holds its color in winter; makes an excellent articulation shrub or screen; pruning is not usually needed; very hardy, best with some sun, protect from drying winds

Characteristics

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

Ornamental Features

North Pole® Arborvitae is a dwarf conifer which 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

North Pole® Arborvitae is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub 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

North Pole® Arborvitae will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, 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 shrub 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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