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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

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STING™

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'SMNTOO'

PP#34,292; CBRAF

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Sting arborvitae is an evergreen that naturally grows as a narrow column. The fragrant, fan-like foliage of Sting arborvitae. Sting arborvitae stands out in the winter landscape thanks to its evergreen nature and narrow habit.
  • Space-saving
  • Native evergreen
  • Unique habit
Description

We love plants with interesting architecture, and this selection of our native Eastern arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) takes skinny to the max with its sword-like sihouette. Use it to make an exclamation point in garden designs, or fit it into a very narrow bed. Certain to be iconic plant in well-designed landscapes everywhere, from the Shire to Shreveport.

USDA Zone
3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
15 - 20'
Width
1 - 1.5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Foliage interest
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

Pruning not required; may be trimmed in late spring if desired.

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.