Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen'

Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae

$338.00$738.00

$338.00$738.00

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Height : 25 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Sunlight: full sun to partial shade
Water Usage: average to moist
Landscape Use: Vertical Accent, Hedges/Screening
Flower Color: N/A
Bloom Period:N/A
Foliage Type: evergreen
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: No

Quick Description
A tall, narrowly columnar evergreen tree with dark green foliage which holds its color well in winter; makes an excellent articulation tree or very tall hegde, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well; best with some sun, protect from drying winds
Other Names: Eastern White Cedar

What Makes it Special?
Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain dark green throughout the winter.


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Landscape Attributes
Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Planting & Growing
Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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