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Hetz's Midget Eastern Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz's Midget'

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THU-ya ock-sih-den-TAH-liss
Description

Hetz Midget Arborvitae is a dwarf evergreen conifer in the cypress family. The form is globose and slowly reaches 3-4 feet tall and slightly wider. The scale-like foliage is arranged in dense flat layered sprays.

It is widely adaptable to soil types and is drought and alkaline soil tolerant. The naturally round form makes it ideal for foundation plantings. It can also be used as a specimen, in containers or a mixed hedge planting. Tolerant of urban conditions. Deer will browse this plant.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thuja
    Species:
    occidentalis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Scale-like leaves are tightly packed in fan-shaped sprays.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Drought
    Pollution