American Arborvitae Tree Thuja occidentalis
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American Arborvitae Tree Thuja occidentalis
Low-Maintenance, Fast-Growing Privacy Tree
The American Arborvitae is a fantastic choice for an accent tree or a natural privacy barrier to deliver easy, fast growth for your yard. Plus, this tree can withstand a wide range of soil types and climates, including both severe winters and scorching summers.
And once you plant your American Arborvitae, there's no need to prune, shape, or fertilize. This columnar, pyramidal tree will thrive even if you don't have a green thumb and keeps its natural, elegant silhouette through tough conditions, making it a perfect natural privacy fence.
American Arborvitaes grow well together and won't require shearing to maintain. Whether you live in a snowy climate or a place full of dead, bare winter trees, our American Arborvitae's tight shape and bright green leaves will transform your yard.
You get these good-looking, easy-care benefits without any effort on your part. Because we’ve planted, grown, and shipped your American with care, roots intact, you get the best possible results.
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Planting & Care
1. Planting: You can plant your American Arborvitae during any season, but avoid planting during very hot, dry weather. Choose a spot in your yard that receives full sun during the day (6 to 8 hours of sunlight). This tree prefers acidic, well-draining, and moist soil, but it can thrive in nearly any soil condition.
When you plant your tree, dig a hole that is a little bigger than the root ball. Place your tree in and fill it halfway with soil. Then, firm the soil around the bottom half of the ball and water thoroughly. Fill the remainder of the hole and create a raised ridge around the base of the tree and then firm and water the soil again. Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the tree, staying 3 inches away from the trunk.
2. Watering: During the first season that you plant your tree, it is important to water it frequently. The American Arborvitae needs to be watered deeply, so it is best to simply leave a water hose running for 10 minutes at the base of the tree, a few times per week. After the first season, you will no longer need to water the tree. Throughout the rest of the tree's life, you will only need to water it during periods of drought.
3. Pruning: For thicker, bushier trees, you can prune the tops. If you do not prune your trees, they will maintain a pyramidal, columnar shape. Prune off any dead or diseased branches you see throughout your tree's life. Prune only in early spring or summer.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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Growing Zones: 3-7 outdoors
- Mature Height: 25-40 ft.
- Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Does Not Ship To: AZ
Planting Care for the American Arborvitae Tree
The American Arborvitae Tree grows best with lots of bright sunlight. Choose a spot in your yard that receives 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Water it deeply and frequently by placing a water hose at its base for 10 minutes a few times a week. After the first season, your American Arborvitae should not need extra watering except in periods of drought with little rainfall.
The American Arborvitae should not need any fertilizer to thrive, but if you want to give it a boost you can use a general evergreen and shrub fertilizer in the spring.
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Because this tree is grown in a burlap bag, its roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around the pot. This brings moisture and nutrients into the tree, for faster, healthier growth and ease. Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included), then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!