Thuja occidentalis

'Art Boe'

USPP 22,174; CBR 3912

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  • Space saving habit
  • Evergreen
  • Native to North America

Strongly pyramidal with a very narrow habit. North Pole® arborvitae is a narrow columnar selection of 'Wintergreen' has excellent hardiness and dark green winter foliage color. Fast growing, with a handsome, dense habit. More narrow than 'Emerald Green'. Selected by Art Boe of Faribault, MN, it is resistant to winter burn.

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 10 - 15'

Width 3 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

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.