NORTH POLE®

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'Art Boe'

USPP 22,174; CBR 3912

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  • Space saving habit
  • Evergreen
  • Native to North America
Description

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)
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.