The Q&A Archives: Arborvitae

Question: I would like to plant some arborvitae as a

Answer: Some arborvitaes are more shade tolerant than others. Here are a few that might work for you:
Gold Cargo Thuja occidentalis 'Gold Cargo' Upright form; 12-15' tall x 6' wide; greengold foliage; columnar evergreen; foliage tinged gold; tolerates light shade.

Golden Thuja occidentalis aurea Globe form; 30" x 30"; golden-yellow foliage; broad growth habit that is sometimes conical; tolerates light shade.

Hetz Midget Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget' Globe form; 30" x 30"; dark green foliage; dense form that does well sheared; tolerates light shade
Holmstrup Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup' Upright form; 5-10' tall x 24" wide; bright green foliage; narrow habit; tolerates moist soil; tolerates light shade.

Little Giant Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant' Globe form; 30" x 30"; dark green foliage; dense form that does well sheared; slow growing variety; tolerates light shade.

Pyramidal Thuja occidentalis 'Pyramidalis' Upright form; 12-25' tall x 3-6' wide; green foliage; narrow pyramid with soft-textured foliage; tolerates light shade.

Techny Globe Thuja occidentalis Globe form; 3-5' x 3-5'; dark green foliage; resistant to winter burn; slower growing than some other varieties; tolerates light shade.

Hope one of these suggestions will work for you!

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