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Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen'

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Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen') at America's Best Flowers

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

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Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen') at America's Best Flowers

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Eastern White Cedar

Description:

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 hegde, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well; best with some sun, protect from drying winds

Ornamental Features

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae has dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

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.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. 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.

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
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Articulation  Screening 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
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