Affinity American Arborvitae Overview
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A perfect windbreak tree!

Affinity American Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Affinity') wasn’t originally meant for you. Sure, you will love it and sure it will perform like a champ and sure it will be a workhorse tree in your yard.

But it wasn’t grown with you in mind.

Affinity Arborvitae was originally grown with the farmer in mind. (Wait. Are you a professional farmer? If so, then please forgive us. This tree was meant for you!) It was developed by the USDA in Indiana to line fields as a windbreak to help farmers have healthier crops.

So you know that if it can keep the wind from knocking out acres of crops, you know that it can help keep the wind from ruining your backyard retreat. And since it blocks the wind so well, you know that it blocks the view just as well!

Plant several quick-growing Affinity American Arborvitae to keep that nosy neighbor from looking into your yard. Hide the ugly garage. Screen out that chain-link fence. Keep the wind from rolling your kid’s trampoline across the yard again this year.

The soft-looking foliage is evergreen – greener in the summer and more yellow-green during the winter – so put it where you can enjoy it all year. It makes a great foundation planting or backdrop for a perennial bed. (But choose your place wisely because they can grow to a whopping 80 feet after many years!)

Order several Affinity American Arborvitae from us today and have your screen before you know it!

* Hardy evergreen
* Great screen or windbreak
* Robust grower
* USDA developed

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Spring 2019
5 Spring 2019
6 Spring 2019
7 Spring 2019
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Affinity American Arborvitae Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Thuja occidentalis 'Affinity'
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Soil Type Most soils, does not tolerate dry soils
Moisture Water carefully to establish
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Fruiting Time Fall, tiny brown cones