Narrow trunk trees - Knowledgebase Question

Wallingford, CT
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Question by Traceyfontey
April 4, 2007
Is there any tree I could plant in full sun that has a narrow trunk and doesnt spread out to much. The height doesn't really matter but I would have it close to the house so I need something narrow.

Answer from NGA
April 4, 2007
Arborvitaes are typically tall and narrow. Their deep green, cedar like foliage would perfectly complement most landscape plantings. I'd try Holmstrup Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis Homstrup). It grows 5-7 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. There are taller cultivars available and most arborvitaes maintain a width of 2-3 even in maturity.

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