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.
'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.
- 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.
- Japanese Holly.
- Fan Palm.
- Some evergreens for shade include:
- Hemlock (Canada and Carolina varieties)
- Leucothoe (Coast and Drooping species)
- Dwarf Bamboo.
- Dwarf Chinese Holly.
- Dwarf Nandina.
- Arborvitae (Emerald, Globe and Techny varieties)
- 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