Do arborvitae need full sun?

Arborvitae Growing Conditions. Arborvitae prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun or even partial shade. Arborvitae need soil ph levels of 6.0 to 8.0, which should have a good amount of organic material worked in to increase its structure and nutrient levels.

How tall do arborvitae trees get?

'Emerald Green' arborvitae usually reaches just 12-14 feet tall, with a spread of 3-4 feet. It grows in a pyramidal form. Its foliage comes in flat sprays and, if you look closely, the needles appear covered in scales.
  • What plants make the best privacy screens?

    Plants for Privacy
    • Clematis. Vines make great screens.
    • Climbing Roses. Train climbing roses over fences, walls, pergolas and gazebos.
    • Cherry Laurel. Cherry laurel is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to the southeastern United States.
    • Boxwood. Boxwood are easy to grow and maintain.
    • Privet.
    • Japanese Holly.
    • Buckthorn.
    • Fan Palm.
  • Which evergreens grow in shade?

    Some evergreens for shade include:
    • Aucuba.
    • Boxwood.
    • Hemlock (Canada and Carolina varieties)
    • Leucothoe (Coast and Drooping species)
    • Dwarf Bamboo.
    • Dwarf Chinese Holly.
    • Dwarf Nandina.
    • Arborvitae (Emerald, Globe and Techny varieties)
  • Are emerald green arborvitae deer resistant?

    Emerald green arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis "Emerald Green") is a widely used landscape shrub for hedges, screening, and flanking entryways in zones 3 to 7. While it has many positive attributes -- winter color, a pyramidal form and superior heat and cold tolerance -- it is not deer-resistant.

Updated: 14th September 2018

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