arborvitae care - Knowledgebase Question

Spanaway, Wa
Question by ChristinaA9
October 13, 2009
when do I trim them? I wish for them to fill in and bush out to make a barrier, but I also want them to grow tall and form a fence--help!

Answer from NGA
October 13, 2009


Spring is the best time to prune your arborvitaes. That's when growth occurs. To keep them dense and bushy, prune them all over by shearing off just a few inches all around (including the top). This will redirect growth all around and eventually the size will increase, providing you a nice dense privacy hedge. Enjoy your landscape!

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