Beautiful, useful Arborvitae (Thuja) come in both upright tree form, and in a smaller shrub form. Nature Hills Nursery offers both arborvitae varieties, but we keep them separated into trees and shrubs.
Check out our collection of upright forms that come in varying widths and mature heights >> Arborvitae Trees
Soft, Feathery, Easy Arborvitae Shrubs
Arborvitae shrubs are so popular across the country because they are easy to grow in many different growing conditions. You can find a wide selection of arborvitae (Thuja) for sale right here at Nature Hills Nursery.
Thujas are very hardy, undemanding plants that can adapt to a wide variety of soil conditions. Most are very cold-hardy. These delightful plants are also relatively pest-free.
Arborvitae will like a sunny place yet can take a bit of light shade too. They will do best with an even amount of moisture, so plan to add a smaller amount of water a bit more frequently. With Thujas, instead of watering deep and heavy and waiting for the soil to dry out, you'll want to water just enough to moisten the soil without allowing it to become too dry.
The evergreen foliage of the arborvitae bush is soft and green. You'll love running your hand over it; it's not prickly at all. Like all evergreens, they do shed the older foliage each year, but they will hold the newest and youngest green foliage closest to the outside of the plants. They'll maintain that pretty evergreen look you want all year long.
We're sure that there is just the right Arborvitae for your landscape needs. These plants are easy to care for and will remain attractive for long periods of time with minimal effort.
All Arborvitae Types Are Tough Landscaping Plants
Choosing the best arborvitae types for your needs starts by reviewing the Plant Fact Highlights on our product pages. Pay close attention to the mature size listed deciding where to plant your arborvitae shrubs. Some arborvitae varieties are perfect foundation plants. Others work well as small hedges or fantastic specimen plants.
The smaller shrubs offer interesting colors, textures and forms. Let's check out some of the fun Arborvitae varieties we have available.
Both Hetz Midget and Little Giant are globe Arborvitae shrubs that grow slowly. They have dark green, soft foliage and would never need any pruning. If you want to keep the plant smaller than 3 to 4 feet around, then you can begin giving it a haircut when it hits the size you would like to maintain. Both arborvitae varieties make neat formal little hedges that would be excellent for sunny foundation plantings.
The Tater Tot Arborvitae bush is even smaller. This perfect globe-shaped selection only spreads 2 feet across. You'll never have to touch it with pruning shears. (No wonder these selections are so wildly popular.)
Woodward Globe Arborvitae is an easy-to-grow globe-shaped plant that gets bigger, eventually attaining a rounded shape of 6 to 8 feet high and wide. Use this arborvitae variety at the corner of your house to ground it to the landscape.
This is one of the arborvitae types that also works well along a driveway. You'll get a soft sense of privacy without turning your property into a fortress.
Fire Chief arborvitae is a unique globe variety with a great color. The newest growth in the spring is golden yellow, while fall brings an attractive reddish cast to the tips. This sun-loving plant cannot dry out, so keep it evenly watered. This arborvitae type is an excellent accent or specimen for a Zen Garden, rock garden, or as a fine-textured hedge with good color.
Another rich green and finely textured globe-shaped Arborvitae is called Mr. Bowling Ball for obvious reasons. It only grows 2 to 3 feet once mature, and it's a super-hardy little guy. Perfect uniformity makes him a great hedge or formal specimen plant.
Why not include some Arborvitae shrubs in your foundation planting? They work as smaller, more formal hedges as well as interesting specimen plants with unique color and texture. They provide four-season beauty wherever planted, and they can create an inviting look to an entryway or driveway.
Tips for Caring for Arborvitae Shrubs
You can allow arborvitae shrubs to grow naturally to produce a softer look. They also can be sheared or pruned. If you are growing your Arborvitae bushes as sheared plants in a formal hedge, it is better to trim your plants in the spring or early summer. Hold off doing much pruning in the fall.
We get lots of phone calls about arborvitae in the fall when the older interior foliage turns yellow and falls out. This is a normal process that will happen year after year as the plants continue to grow and expand. It is nothing to be concerned about. Simply rake or blow out the old foliage and dispose. This is how an evergreen loses its leaves in the fall.
Check out the delightful range of arborvitae for sale at Nature Hills Nursery to find the one that’s right for you. When you do see the ideal arborvitae types for your space, place your order promptly. We'll reserve your arborvitae shrub to ship when it’s time for planting in your area. We sell out quickly and don't want you to miss out. Place your order today.