When you hear “Arborvitae” your first thought is most likely tall Arborvitae Trees, but they don’t end there! Dwarf arborvitae bushes are popular choices for groundcover and come in a wide variety of colors and sizes and are all much smaller than others such as the Green Giant Arborvitae Tree!
With a naturally globular form and shimmering foliage that changes with both sun exposure and the seasons these unique shrubs are perfect for the gardener who wants to make a change from the very popular, but maybe less stunning to some, boxwood shrubs.
As with the larger varieties dwarfs are also full sun to partial shade shrubs that will struggle if they receive less than 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Dwarf arborvitae varies are slow growers in comparison to their larger relatives and are of course, much smaller. American arborvitae has become a mainstay in residential gardens, commercial landscaping projects and even in containers.
Fall will be the ideal season for planting as the cooler weather will prevent heat stress and allow the soil to retain moisture for a longer period. With that being said, there are no extreme dangers planting at any time during the year as long as proper care is taken.