Proven Winners® North Pole® Arborvitae

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Hardy, Slender North Pole® Arborvitae Evergreen

  • Tight Columnar Habit
  • Great Screen for Narrow Sites
  • Year-Round Evergreen Color
  • Low Maintenance
  • Perfect in Containers
  • Hardy
  • Full Sun to Part Shade

For a beautiful, hardworking tree that adds elegance to your garden all year, try Proven Winners® North Pole® Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe'). This hardy evergreen is an outstanding Proven Winners® variety of White Cedar selected by the famed Art Boe of Faribault, MN. It is resistant to winter burn, which is great for colder climates!

It features a narrow and upright form that never needs pruning. This is a soft, green tree that makes an excellent year-round screen.

Even smaller residential landscapes can use North Pole® to create a green privacy wall. Best of all, it's narrow enough that it won't take up your whole yard!

Proven Winners® North Pole® Arborvitae will stay narrow. It's very easy to grow, is resistant to winter burn and works in either full sun or partial shade.

This plant exhibits good resistance to breakage from ice or snow accumulations, so you won't even have to worry about the harsh winter weather taking its toll on your North Pole. The dark green color holds year-round.

Hardy in a wide range of USDA growing zones 3 - 7, any gardener would love a North Pole® Arborvitae with its narrow, columnar growing habit, and low-maintenance nature. Order today!

How to Use North Pole Arborvitae in the Landscape

North Pole® Arborvitae is narrower than Dark Green, Techny, and Green Giant Arborvitae varieties. It's a great choice for taller screening in tight areas. Consider this a neighbor-friendly fence to easily block out a nosy neighbor, or an ugly view.

North Pole® Arborvitae has a tall, narrow habit filled out with dense, dark green foliage. It maintains its vibrant color year-round, so it's perfect for places where you'd like some seasonal interest during the long winter months, or to block that cold winter wind.

It will work equally well in either a formal or casual setting with its dramatic presence. This useful tree makes a great specimen or screen.

For a hedge, plant it 3 feet on center. You'll measure from the center of one trunk to the center of the next. This can be used in a side yard for easy-peasy privacy.

Or, consider using them like this to create the walls of a garden room. Create a retreat from the rest of the world with a Zen Meditation Garden and outdoor yoga studio. Heck, you can even use them for something more prosaic like hiding the garbage cans or utility box.

If you want them to stand alone as individual trees, just space them out ten or fifteen feet apart. Try planting several along the length of a shrub or mixed perennial border.

Keep them evenly spaced for a formal or ultra-modern look. Or, vary the spacing to create a natural flow and rhythm along the border.

Use this as a vertical accent around your yard to draw the eye and bring a 'right-sized' structure to your garden design. Use it as a bold accent plant in mixed borders, or wherever you need a narrow columnar selection of wintergreen has excellent hardiness and dark green winter foliage color.

A pair of these vertical accents could frame your front door. You can plant them directly in the ground, or North Poles® can also be planted in large containers.

For a fun look, try mixing North Pole® as thrillers in your seasonal flowering patio pots. They'll likely overwinter beautifully for you. Try different combinations each year, relying on North Pole® to bring a lush look no matter what you partner with.

They'll work with just about any other shrub or perennial. What a nice, versatile small tree that requires very little care!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Few problems bother this plant in most areas where it can be grown. It is hardy into growing Zone 3 and will resist winter burn in those cold areas.

Arborvitae are fairly adaptable, but some considerations should be followed for the best performance. The North Pole® appreciates full sun but tolerates dappled shade well, too. It does best when it receives at least 4 hours of sunlight per day. About the only thing North Pole® won't tolerate is full shade.

The tree prefers well-drained soil. It won't tolerate arid conditions that get too dry. Moist, well-drained soils are best. Mulch this plant with a thick 2 - 3 inch layer spread out past its canopy. Please be sure not to let any mulch touch the trunk!

Give it moderate moisture on a regular schedule. This tree can tolerate periodic heavy rains for short periods.

Please take care in areas with high populations of deer. Provide fencing and apply Deer Repellent according to the directions.

You'll never need to prune it. The plants have a soft natural look and they stay narrow and straight without any help. However, if you'd like to shape it a bit, prune it in spring before July.

What a wonderful tree! Order yours today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall does a Proven Winners® North Pole® Arborvitae get? How wide does North Pole® Arborvitae get?

In optimal conditions, the North Pole® Arborvitae Tree can reach 10-15 feet of mature height and obtain a mature width of only 4-5 feet.

How fast does a North Pole® Arborvitae grow?

The North Pole® Arborvitae has a moderate/medium growth rate and can quickly obtain 1-2 feet of growth per year in optimal conditions.

How long do North Pole® Arborvitae live?

The North Pole® Arborvitae is a member of the White Cedar family and is famously long-lived, reaching 50 years of age or more in optimal conditions.

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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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

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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.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® North Pole® Arborvitae Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
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