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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

CHEER DROPS®

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'SMNTDGT'

pp#33,286; 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
6-8'
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.