> What are Arborvitaes
are conifer, evergreen trees from the cypress family of trees.
They are native to the northeastern United States and eastern
Canada. Arborvitaes come in many different shapes and sizes.
Arborvitaes have scale like leaves that are soft to the touch,
rather than prickly. Arborvitaes prefer colder climates to warmer
grow best in moist soils with an alkaline pH level, but can
generally withstand periods of extreme drought. They are also
adaptable to poor soils that are rocky, sterile, dry or wet.
They can be planted anywhere that has full to partial sun,
and require minimal aftercare.They thrive in zones three to eight. Arborvitae trees and shrubs will make a great addition to most landscapes.
play an important role in the wild. Their leaves are one of
the most popular evergreens eaten by deer and other mammals
during the winter. The dense canopy arborvitaes provide cover
for birds and mammals year round, and will act as a wind break
for many of the more delicate plants.
come in many different shapes and sizes. Some, like American
arborvitaes, are wide, cone shaped, and can grow to forty
feet or higher. Others, like the pyramidalis, are thinner,
and top off at about twenty-five feet tall. Globe arborvitaes
are naturally spherical, and will usually only grow to three
feet in size. Arborvitaes can also be pruned into the shape
of hedges, and make wonderful year round privacy screens.