Thuja Wintergreen Trees
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Grows 20 Ft. tall x 5 Ft. wide
Hardy in zones 3 to 8
Thuja Hetz Wintergreen is a robust-growing, narrowly conical upright selection of Arborvitae with a strong central leader and compact bright green foliage that retains good color year-round. This quality is especially in areas that experience heavy snow load problems. It is an excellent choice for year round screening hedging and windbreaks.
A tall, narrowly columnar evergreen tree with dark green foliage that holds its color well in winter. Makes an excellent tall hedge or screen. Hardy and adaptable, especially for Chicago winters. Maintains its form well, but if trimming is needed do so after the new growth has hardened off in late June. Not picky about soil type but remember to water deeply during dry spells. Has shown more tolerance of shade than other arborvitae.
It forms a dense columnar pyramid of branches down to the ground. Shiny bright green foliage is coarser than other types. Keeps its color during winter months. Bark is reddish to grayish brown.
Hetz Wintergreen Arborvitae will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.