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Thuja

Widely grown as ornamental trees and extensively used for hedges, Thuja (Arbovitae) are conifers of great beauty that add structure and color in the landscape year-round. There are hundreds of cultivars available in all possible shapes, sizes and foliage color. Providing year-round structure, they make wonderful specimen plants, add vertical lines to the landscape, are perfect for hedges and even rockeries or containers. Easy to grow, cold hardy, they prefer moist, well-drained soils and require little maintenance.

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Thuja 'Green Giant' (Arborvitae)

Tall and narrow, Thuja standishii × plicata ‘Green Giant’ (Arborvitae) is a majestic, evergreen tree of conical to pyramidal habit with sprays of rich glossy green foliage year-round. Fast-growing, up to 5 ft. per year (150 cm), it is regarded as a disease-free substitute for Leland cypress. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it is excellent as a specimen plant and for screens or hedges. 

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Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' (American Arborvitae)

Award-winning Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' (American Arborvitae) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub of dense, rounded habit with erect sprays of bright, emerald green foliage, tinged bronze in winter. Slow-growing, this cute conifer adds year-round interest in the landscape and is perfect for mixed borders and rock gardens. Its petite size makes it ideal for containers and small gardens too.

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Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire' (American Arborvitae)

A beautiful pyramidal form, Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire' (American Arborvitae) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub with twisted, feathery sprays of rich green foliage that takes on a purple tinge in winter.

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Thuja occidentalis 'Filips Magic Moment' (American Arborvitae)

Thuja occidentalis 'Filips Magic Moment' (American Arborvitae) is a compact, evergreen shrub of narrow upright columnar habit with sprays of bright golden-yellow foliage. Slow-growing, it maintains its glowing color year-round. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it is cold weather resistant and represents a valuable, hardy alternative to cypress. Excellent for use in hedgerows and borders. Its tight, columnar habit makes it a great specimen or screen for narrow gardens.

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Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup' (American Arborvitae)

Award-winning Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup' (American Arborvitae) is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub of dense, narrow, upright habit with vertical sprays of rich green foliage that holds its color well in cold winters. Slow-growing, about 8-12 in. per year (20-30 cm), this pretty conifer is a popular choice for use in a border or as a focal point in a small garden. Ideal for making a low hedge.

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Thuja occidentalis 'Janed Gold' (American Arborvitae)

A golden sport of highly popular Thuja Emerald Green, Thuja occidentalis 'Janed Gold' (American Arborvitae) is a brilliant, evergreen shrub of tight, pyramidal-columnar habit with erect sprays of shiny, bright golden-yellow foliage. The ravishing foliage maintains its lovely color year-round and does not turn bronze in winter. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it is reliable and cold weather resistant and represents a valuable, hardy alternative to cypress. A highly popular plant for use in hedgerows and borders.

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Thuja occidentalis 'Mr. Bowling Ball' (American Arborvitae)

Thuja occidentalis 'Mr Bowling Ball' (American Arborvitae) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub of compact, perfectly round shape with sprays of lacy, thread-like, blue-green foliage that is soft to the touch. Slow-growing, it forms a cute little sphere and makes a pretty addition to perennial beds, rock gardens and containers. Perfect for small gardens!

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Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' (American Arborvitae)

Prized for its emerald green color, award-winning Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' or 'Emerald Green' (American Arborvitae) is a semi-dwarf, evergreen shrub of compact, narrow, upright habit with erect sprays of glossy, bright green foliage. Slow-growing, about 12 in. per year (30 cm), it maintains its lovely color year-round and does not turn bronze in winter. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it is reliable and cold weather resistant and represents a valuable, hardy alternative to cypress. A highly popular plant for use in hedgerows and borders.

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Thuja occidentalis Anna's Magic Ball® (American Arborvitae)

Thuja occidentalis Anna's Magic Ball® (American Arborvitae) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub of compact, rounded habit with sprays of cheerful, bright yellow foliage that add year-round color to the landscape. Slow-growing, it maintains its lovely color year-round. Forming a cute little sphere, it is reliable and cold weather resistant and makes a pretty addition to perennial beds, rock gardens and containers. Perfect for small gardens!

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Thuja occidentalis Fire Chief™ (American Arborvitae)

Thuja occidentalis Fire Chief™ (American Arborvitae) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub of rounded habit with dense sprays of feathery, bright gold foliage in spring, turning sage-green and topped with red tips in the fall. Slow growing, this distinctive Thuja is perfect for foundation plantings, rock gardens, as low hedges, or in borders. Its petite size makes it ideal for containers and small gardens too. This sport of highly popular Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' is regarded by many as a superior cultivar thanks to its better color throughout the season. It is also less prone to splitting under the load of snow or ice in winter.

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Thuja occidentalis North Pole® (American Arborvitae)

Thuja occidentalis North Pole® (American Arborvitae) is an elegant, evergreen shrub of narrow upright columnar habit with sprays of dark green foliage that are resistant to winter burn. Slow-growing, it maintains its deep color year-round. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it is cold weather resistant and represents a valuable, hardy alternative to cypress. Excellent for use in hedgerows and borders. Its tight, columnar habit makes it a great specimen or screen for narrow gardens.

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Thuja occidentalis Polar Gold® (American Arborvitae)

Thuja occidentalis Polar Gold® (American Arborvitae) is an elegant, evergreen shrub of narrow upright columnar habit with sprays of dense, finely textured foliage that emerges a cheerful glowing gold color. Slow-growing, it maintains its lovely color year-round and is resistant to wind burn. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it is cold weather resistant and represents a valuable, hardy alternative to cypress. Excellent for use in hedgerows and borders.

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Thuja occidentalis Tater Tot™ (American Arborvitae)

Thuja occidentalis Tater Tot™ (American Arborvitae) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub of compact, rounded habit with sprays of fragrant, fan-like, fresh green foliage that add year-round color to the landscape. Slow-growing, it maintains its lovely color year-round. Forming a cute little sphere, it is reliable and cold weather resistant and makes a pretty addition to perennial beds, rock gardens and containers. Perfect for small gardens!

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Thuja plicata 'Fluffy' (Western Arborvitae)

Thuja plicata 'Fluffy' (Western Arborvitae) is an elegant, evergreen tree of narrow pyramidal habit with sprays of glossy, bold foliage that emerges a cheerful glowing yellow color. It maintains its lovely color year-round and is resistant to wind burn. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it adds structure and shape to the garden. Excellent for use in hedgerows and borders.

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