The Growing Place
North Pole® Arborvitae
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Height: 15 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Eastern White Cedar
Brand: Proven Winners
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
North Pole® Arborvitae has dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
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.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
North Pole® Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
- Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing
North Pole® Arborvitae will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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.