Hetz Midget arborvitae which is a small rounded evergreen growing in a sandy field in Michigan

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‘Hetz Midget’

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'Hetz Midget'

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Hetz Midget arborvitae which is a small rounded evergreen growing in a sandy field in Michigan
  • Compact habit
  • Evergreen
  • Bright foliage
Description
A very small, dwarf evergreen with fans of green foliage. The growth rate slows and the habit becomes more squat with age.
USDA Zone
3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1 - 2'
Width
1 - 2'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

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

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.