Leprechaun™ Arborvitae

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Count yourself lucky indeed when you include the soft foliage and deep green saturated color of the Leprechaun Arborvitae (Thuja plicata x standishii 'Leprechaun') today! This lovely cultivar is an adorable smaller upright growing evergreen that is a delightfully cold-hardy privacy shrub to enliven your landscape on a smaller footprint!

A true dwarf, you'll love the long spires of new growth that become fluffy and dense once they fill out later in the season. You'll not sacrifice space to include a columnar evergreen into your landscape! With a spiky and deep green texture with a pointed form that are sure to make this shamrock-green little number a sure standout all growing season and beyond! You'll get great color in the fall and winter without the usual bronzing some other Arborvitae sometimes get once the cold sets in.

Leprechaun has a fantastic densely packed and compact form, plus a slower growth rate which should translate to low maintenance! Requiring almost zero pruning, less fuss and never needing to worry about this little shrub outgrowing its space! Cold hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 8, Leprechaun typically grows to within 7 - 10 feet in height and a mature spread of 4 - 6 feet.

Planting and Application:

Leprechaun Arborvitae are lovely specimen evergreens for dressing up your front entry where you can decorate them for every season or holiday. In the ground, add evenly-spaced exclamation points throughout a bed or border to add height and interest all year round!

Arborvitae are incredibly versatile hedging for space-saving screening and privacy! Create low living walls and outdoor rooms to section off your own little slices of heaven! Keep the neighbor's peeping eyes and slow the wind with a semi-circle or row of these lush plants! You'll enjoy their year-round greenery that breaks up the winter doldrums!

Perfectly sized to use around smaller properties, porches and patios, even balcony and container gardeners can enjoy greenery and privacy in planters anywhere! Pot up in large containers in a row along your driveway, or around a poolside planting, dressed up with a skirting of spillers, cascading from the base of the plants!

  • Dark Green Soft Evergreen Foliage
  • No Winter Bronzing
  • Slower Maintenance-Free Growth
  • Natural Pyramidal Form & Easy Care!
  • Privacy & Screening, Containers & Planters, Specimen & Year-Round Greenery

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Arborvitae (Thuja) tolerate partial sun but really do their best in the full sun. Provide a moderate moisture location with excellent drainage and keep the lower branching clean with a 3-4 inch bed of arborist mulch. Mulch also holds in moisture and insulates the root system for a happier plant! Be sure to provide your evergreen trees and shrubs with adequate and extra moisture throughout the fall before winter to prevent browning and wind-burn from the cold, dry northern winds.

Pruning is not needed, but if you do need to nip off an errant wild hair, pruning and shearing are best done in the very early spring before you see new growth. Arborvitae looks best with their foliage and limbs sweeping the ground, so avoid pruning these off for the best effect.

  • Full Sun & Some Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulch & Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Little to No Pruning Needed
  • Pest & Deer Resistant Unless Desperate

Leprechaun Arborvitae is one lucky little number that will add vivid green to your landscape all growing season and beyond! Hurry and order enough of this fantastic new variety for your home without sacrificing space! Now available at NatureHills.com!

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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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.

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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Leprechaun™ Arborvitae Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Thuja plicata x standishii 'Leprechaun'
Mature Height 7 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No