Closeup of the foliage of Nigra Dark Green arborvitae which indeed a dark green color

Nigra Dark Green’

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'Nigra Dark Green'

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Closeup of the foliage of Nigra Dark Green arborvitae which indeed a dark green color
  • Versatile habit
  • Evergreen
  • Native to North America
Description
One of the most popular arborvitae varieties, it has a pyramidal form with deep green foliage and good winter color. An excellent choice for screens.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 20 - 30'

Width 7 - 10'

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 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.