Wintergreen Arborvitae

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Fast-growing greenery - slim profile! The Wintergreen Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen') is a fantastic verdant evergreen with a space-saving columnar form and fluffy, dense growth! These are classic hedge and statement conifers that have a high impact effect on a smaller footprints budget!

Wintergreen has soft, compact growth that’s just screaming privacy! Deep green through and through, you'll love its slim columnar shape and growth that form all the way to the ground. These are bird-friendly hotels and block the wind and drifting snow. The rapid growth can give you up to 2 feet in growth per year in optimal conditions.

Arborvitae trees like Wintergreen are very cold hardy and adaptable! Thriving in USDA growing zones 3 through 8, and obtain a mature height of 20-25 feet, while only taking up a space-saving 4-6 feet in mature width! Easily sheared to any size, these columnar evergreens are wonderful year-round interest.

Planting and Application:

Wintergreen is perfect for verdant windbreaks, shelterbelts, blocking drifting snow and hiding an unsightly scene. These trees are dense enough to even have sound dampening capabilities! Wrap your yard or a seating area in privacy and seclusion and let the world melt away while you relax in the peace these fluffy green pillars provide! Plant in a line or zigzag 3-4 feet on center for a quick solid screen.

Ideal statement pieces for anchoring a corner of your home or an outbuilding, adding height to a property defining border, or elevating an existing fence. Plant a specimen among shorter and rounder evergreens for a patchwork of ever-green and contrast in textures for a unique year-round display. Wintergreen is perfect for the tops of hillsides and slopes to help with erosion and slow down the wind and rain runoff.

  • Upright Columnar Evergreen
  • Dense & Fluffy Growth & Texture
  • Fast Growing!
  • Bird Friendly, Wind & Drifting Snow Blockers
  • Hedges, Privacy, Statement & Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This columnar form of the great American Arborvitae grows in full sun. Get the lushest growth and optimal health in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Adaptable to a wide range of moisture and conditions once established, these only need protection from deer browse and drying icy northern winds that can cause windburn. If you are in an area prone to drying winter winds, use an anti-desiccant and be sure to water your conifers very well all fall and throughout the winter as needed. Shear if desired in early spring before that first flush of new growth, but this compact growing tree really won't need it.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Appreciates Mulch & Winter Watering
  • Prune Late Winter & Shear Early Spring
  • Cold Hardy

Choose the fluffy columnar evergreen Wintergreen Arborvitae for high-end looking year-round beauty on a space-saving budget! Order this incredible new conifer from for privacy in a hurry!

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.

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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Wintergreen Arborvitae Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No