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Thuja Cheer Drops bright and fresh green dense foliage in it's tear drop shaped habit. A hedge made from Thuja Cheer Drops. The tear drop shaped habit of Thuja Cheer Drops. Dense, fresh green Thuja Cheer Drops in field.
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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

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CHEER DROPS™

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'SMNTDGT'

USPPAF; CBRAF

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Thuja Cheer Drops bright and fresh green dense foliage in it's tear drop shaped habit. A hedge made from Thuja Cheer Drops. The tear drop shaped habit of Thuja Cheer Drops. Dense, fresh green Thuja Cheer Drops in field.
  • Unique Shape
  • Compact Option
  • Evergreen
Description

An appealing, fresh green, dense arborvitae with a unique Weeble-like, teardrop habit. Perfect for creating shorter, wider hedges and wind breaks, or as a specimen plant. Get over Emerald arborvitae and try something more interesting.

USDA Zone 3-7 (-40°F/-40°C)

Exposure Part sun, Sun

Height 10-18'

Width 10-18'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.

Pruning Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.

Uses Hedges; screening; mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.

Growing Tips Tolerates heat and drought once established. Keep watered after pruning to minimize browning; this is also an effective strategy to minimize winter damage to foliage in cold areas.