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

‘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)

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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.