First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae

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Versatile Symmetrical First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae!

  • Attractive Dark-Green Evergreen!
  • Fantastic Fluffy Shrub
  • Naturally Rounded & Symmetrical Pyramid
  • Easy Care Privacy
  • Popular Low-Maintenance Hedges
  • Full Sun Loving
  • Year-Round Presence
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Minimal Shearing Required
  • Compact & Cold Hardy
  • Excellent Accent Plant & Specimen

The First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'BailJohn' PP 15,850), has the attractive dark green foliage of Techny, and retains its color through winter just as well!

This cultivar, being noticeably denser, is an improvement because it will require less shearing! Naturally soft and fluffy, these symmetrical and rounded pyramidal shrubs are fantastic formal and informal landscape workhorse!

It forms a compact pyramidal outline and one of the most popular evergreens used in urban landscapes for privacy and windbreaks!

How to Use First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae In The Landscape

The reason for Arborvitae's popularity probably lies in their versatility. Whether used for screening or as a specimen, there is an arborvitae cultivar in just the right size or shape for almost every yard.

Tolerant of urban and city conditions, these modest-sized shrubs fit into most smaller urban lots as well! Not taking up much space, they're easy to grow, tolerant landscape backbones!

Use for privacy and hedges, property defining borders, provide evergreen backdrops to your garden plantings, or four-season greenery along your foundation, all benefit from the curb appeal boosting Technito®!

Looking lovely along a fence to enhance (or hide) the view! Fringe a ring of these around your seating areas, fire-pits, pergolas, or garden swing to create an outdoor space you can’t wait to get lost in! Thick privacy and relaxing textures whisk the rest of the world away.

Technito® Arborvitae is an attractive low-maintenance shrub that is a fantastic vertical accent in the landscape!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Easy to grow, Arborvitae does best in full sun and moist to well-drained soils of almost any type. This evergreen tolerates partly shaded locations but the foliage may not be as full and dense.

Shearing is not required but if you wish to, these don't mind trimmed or shaped as needed. Hardy in USDA zones 3-7, these are cold-resistant shrubs!

These also benefit from some protection from cold, dry winter winds. Planting by a fenceline or closer to your home in these conditions will keep them looking their best.

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

If puddles remain on your soil after a rain, or watering, consider elevating the planting area. Add 18 - 24 inches of soil above the native soil line and plant your tree directly in that mound.

Use the "Finger Test" by sticking your finger into the soil near the roots to the second knuckle. If it's moist, skip watering that day. If dry, a nice long drink is best.

First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae is one of the most versatile evergreens out there! Order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery!

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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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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 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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First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Thuja occidentalis 'BailJohn'
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well drained
Flower Color Dark green
Foliage Dark green
Pollinator Friendly No