Arborvitae, American (Northern White Cedar) 12" - 24" tall

Arborvitae, American (Northern White Cedar) 12" - 24" tall

Thuja occidentalis

12-24" tall at sale, bare root

Native to Vermont

Sourced from Vermont (Intervale Conservation Nursery)


Popular privacy hedge

  • Description

    Many people choose American arborvitae/Northern white cedar for privacy screening because of its dense growth form, year-round greenery, and responsiveness to shaping. For a low-maintenance hedge, plant trees three feet apart. It is an evergreen tree of coastal bogs and swamps, where it grows in dense stands. The species can reach 70-80 ft and live for up to 130 years. It is extremely tolerant of shade and saturated soil, but it will grow faster in well-drained locations with full sun. Its fissured, fibrous bark, thick trunk, and broad base, make it strikingly beautiful. The wood is lightweight and rot-resistant. During harsh winters deer prefer it for both browse and shelter, and it provides important habitat for white-throated sparrows, kinglets, and a variety of warblers.