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Arborvitae - Which variety best meets your landscaping needs?

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup

Arborvitae are commonly used for hedges, protection and privacy. Below are Doty Nurseries favorite Arborvitae and descriptions to help you select the best one for your upcoming landscape jobs. Did you know that Doty Nurseries digs Arborvitae throughout the season? Unlike other evergreens, Arborvitae respond well to being dug from spring thru fall.

Featured Plants From Our Holding Yard

Brabant Arborvitae / Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'

A strong upright grower with a nice green color that handles the weight of snow very well. It is useful for tall evergreen screens, in groups or as a standalone specimen.

Nordic Spire Arborvitae / Thuja x 'Nordic Spire'

Brought back from Denmark, this interesting arborvitae has a very strong central leader. Spike-like at the top and full at the base, it can be maintained as a very tall, narrow specimen or as a hedge. Shows resistance to deer.

Emerald Green Arborvitae / Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'

This plant is well known for its very narrow form and bright green color. It works well as a narrow upright screen for privacy and protection.

Mission Arborvitae / Thuja occidentalis 'Techny'

An arborvitae which takes shearing very well, so it is easy to maintain at a certain size in the landscape for a period of time. It works well as a specimen, in groups or in a hedge.

Most importantly...

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