The Q&A Archives: dark green arborvitae

Question: How much sun does this dark green arborvitae require? What is best exposure if not full sun? What is growing rate. What type of soil?

Answer: Arborvitae need full sun all day or full direct sun for a minimum of about six hours including noon. In less sun they soon grow thin and sparse. They are considered medium growers -- most evergreens are slower growing than these. They do best in organic, evenly moist but well drained soil but are fairly tolerant of a range of conditions.

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