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Why buy Arborvitaes?
Arborvitaes are versatile workhorses in the Cypress Tree family for nearly any landscape. They come in just about every shape, size, and color. However, a constant across all varieties is their lush dense growth that proves to be evergreen all year long!
Arborvitae Trees are Perfect for Privacy Screens
Are nosey neighbors getting you down? Or do you just want to create your own little slice of heaven, shielded away from the outside world? Look no further than Arborvitae trees! This is where their dense growth really pays off in dividends. You’ll be enjoying your natural privacy oasis in no-time.
Which Arborvitae Tree should I plant for my Privacy Screen?
The Emerald Green Arborvitae is a classic favorite for Privacy Screens. We recommend this one for those of you that want a bit more refined, medium height screen with essentially zero maintenance required. It maxes out at only 12-14 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide! But if you have serious privacy screen needs and you need them yesterday, you’re going to want the Green Giant Arborvitae. This beauty has brilliant green foliage and grows like wildfire, similar to the Leyland Cypress. Once fully established in favorable conditions in the landscape, it can grow 3-5 feet per year! It maxes out around 40-50 feet tall, so it’s great for long stretches where you need a tree screen.
Why else might I want to plant Arborvitae Trees?
Arborvitaes serve you, your family, and your landscape.
Use Arborvitae Screens to Block Out Pollutants
Arborvitaes’ dense foliage naturally filters and cleans the air that blows through it. Therefore, they’re perfect for blocking out and removing pollutants from busy streets next to your yard.
Use Arborvitaes to Buffer the Wind
Create your own sanctuary from the storm with a strategically placed Thuja tree screen. They block out wind beautifully. Furthermore, you can even use them to insulate your house from chilling winter winds.
Arborvitae Screens Dampen Noise
Sick and tired of road noise? Is your neighbor’s motorcycle driving you batty? Plant a screen or double screen of Arborvitaes! Their thick foliage absorbs noise beautifully and will give you a nice evergreen background to enjoy in your landscape.
Beyond the Privacy Screen: About Dwarf Arborvitaes
Some varieties are natural dwarves. These selections may only get 2-3 feet tall! Two such Thuja include the Pancake Arborvitae and Fire Chief Arborvitae. These two truly shine in mixed garden beds with their characteristically dense foliage and bright color. They’re extremely unique and guaranteed to draw attention.
Arborvitae (Thuja) Planting and Care Tips
Generally, as a rule of thumb, Arborvitaes prefer somewhat moist soil. However, they are vulnerable to root rot, so make sure that water isn’t consistently pooling at the base of the plant. If you have drainage issues, try adding about 8 inches of bark or sand at the bottom of the hole and position your plant’s root ball several inches above the soil around it. Then mound garden soil around the root ball. Water your new plantings 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. Apply 3-4 inches of mulch around the base of your plant. Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release nitrogen-rich fertilizer to promote new growth.