Reliable Color and Fine Landscape Texture Year RoundArborvitae are solid standards in the garden. These very hardy evergreens are great at grounding a foundation planting or perennial border. They are naturally conical and very tidy, so they don’t need to be pruned unless you want to make them into a hedge. They are very low-maintenance.Holmstrup is one of the smaller of the arborvitaes, so it does well in a smaller garden. (At its tallest, it is only 8 feet!) It can replace boxwood if you want to keep it trimmed as a low hedge. It looks great in a large container, too. Two urns flanking your front door planted with Holmstrup and trailing vines add an instant designer touch to your home.Holmstrup has a great texture. The fern-like foliage makes the shrub appear “fluffy”. People often call this the cuddly shrub. But don’t let the soft texture fool you. This is one tough evergreen, holding its greenery throughout the winter.Holmstrup is an exceptional and versatile Arborvitae variety for its color and fine-textured appearance in your landscape. You can always find room for this well-mannered shrub. Plant it where you need some architectural interest or to give a loose planting bed some structure.Nature Hills only ships strong and healthy plants, so order a few Holmstrup from us today!* Lovely soft foliage * Adaptive to a variety of soils * Small Evergreen * Urban tolerant * Very low maintenance * Winter interest.
Arborvitae Excelsa, Thuja plicata ‘Excelsa’, is a beautiful Western Red Cedar that develops into a tall “two story” privacy screen; can be used as a height-controlled screening tree.Excelsa may be left natural or can be pruned on sides and top to create a large hedge. This is a superb tree that holds its color throughout the year!The Excelsa Cedar is natural-looking, good-smelling, and an indigenous cedar tree that is suitable for rural, semi-rural and some urban settings; also works as a windbreak and is deer resistant. It prefers full sun and partial shade; adapts well to various soil conditions.Arborvitae Excelsa is a vigorously growing, pyramidal evergreen with a rich green color that remains outstanding year round. A fast growing arborvitae, Excelsa is one of the better plants introduced in the last few years for screening!* Adaptable* Privacy screen* Vigorous grower .
Dwarf Arborvitae with Durable ColorTechny Mission Arborvitae is a dwarf arborvitae cultivar with durable color and form. One would look outstanding as an accent in your yard or work well anywhere you need a hedge.Imagine an arborvitae with excellent year-round color and a naturally attractive form that is also easy to grow. The Techny Mission is that arborvitae and more. With a Techny Mission in your yard, you don’t have to worry about the burn or bronzing that other arborvitaes sometimes display.Techny Mission holds its blue-tinted green shade year-round with a dense yet delicate appearance. Its pyramidal shape is a natural accent to any location.Your Techny Mission is not only an attractive addition to your yard, but a boon to wildlife with its abundant ¼ inch cones. The cones gradually transition from a pale green to a rich brown in the fall, adding a lovely decorative touch to an already beautiful arborvitae.All in all, the Techny Mission is an incomparable dwarf arborvitae for your yard. Plant one, or several, for an enduring splash of color throughout the seasons.*Durable Color*Pest Resistant*Wildlife Interest.
Arborvitae – Smaragd, Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’, is a semi-dwarf, evergreen shrub with a compact, narrowly pyramidal habit. It bears glossy bright green, scale-like foliage in flat sprays. The urn-shaped cones are 1/2″ long and mature in autumn to reddish brown. The Smaragd tends to taper from top to bottom, you can expect it to get 12 to 15 feet tall, and its width at the base is about 3 feet. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foliage density loosens up in too much shade. It tolerates a wide range of soils and likes humid weather with regular rains. In hot and dry weather, periodic, deep waterings are advisable. Smaragd makes a good specimen, hedge, background plant, or foundation plant..
Makes the perfect Formal Hedge or WindbreakEmerald Arborvitae is a selection of White Cedar that has the most incredible vibrant green foliage all year round. Arborvitae are very urban savvy tolerating even clay soil and pollution and yet, still fast growing. Emerald Arborvitae makes the ideal formal hedge, screening plant, or windbreak. Specimen plants are great for softening the corner of a building or home. It is the ideal screening evergreen for homes in residential areas because it stays only 3-4’ wide and won’t use up your whole yard. Trimmed into a more formal hedge of most any size up to 12 or 15’, or plant them and just allow them to take their natural form. The beautiful emerald green color is almost waxy in appearance compared with other Arborvitae. We have noticed that this selection produces less brown seed remaining clean and fresh looking all year long. Water well at planting and so important to keep watered until they have roots in your soil. Always a great idea to water well in late fall before the soil freezes.Emerald Green Arborvitae is great for wildlife cover and protection for small birds. They make a terrific backdrop to a showy shrub border. Imagine some of our woody Hydrangea selections planted in front of them to really show off their pink and white flowers. Or, how about reblooming Lilacs or Azaleas? They also make a terrific backdrop to your flower and perennial gardens. * Hardy* Urban savvy* Narrow and upright* 15’ tall and only 3-4’ wide (can be pruned to keep smaller if needed)What’s Going on With my Arborvitae?.
Fast Growing, Dense & Cold Hardy – Perfect for PrivacyThe Arborvitae Spring Grove, Thuja plicata ‘Grovepli’, a Proven Winners selection, was selected for its superior winter color and hardiness. It maintains a rich green color even in Midwest winters. This plant can survive -25 degrees winters!The tight, thick pyramidal habit works nicely for landscape designs, borders, screens, specimen, and windbreaks. Spacing should be 12 to 15 feet apart. This plant is also very deer resistant. Spring Grove is fast growing for an Arborvitae.Fertilize in early spring with a slow release evergreen fertilizer. It is adaptable to a wide range of soil pH’s.This tree is good for holding banks, as a specimen, and in winter gardens.If you want to create a deer resistant and fast-growing privacy screen, Spring Grove is the plant for you!* Fast growing* Thick green foliage* Tight pyramid growth habit* Cold Hardy to -25 degrees* Deer resistant* All season interest.
Hardy Evergreen with Colorful FoliageThe Techny Gold Arborvitae is an evergreen with showy gold foliage. It would make a great foundation plant for your home, or an outstanding privacy hedge.Arborvitaes enjoy a long reputation for being adaptable, hardy and multi-use. Your Techny Gold Arborvitae is no exception. Planting a Techny Gold Arborvitae ensures a vibrantly-colored evergreen in your yard year-round with no added attention needed from you. It was developed from the Techny Arborvitae, which is well known for being one of the most rugged Arborvitaes available today. The Techny Gold has all those rugged qualities with the addition of being higher performing in winter conditions. It’s hardy and carefree, tolerant of many soil conditions and will even resist winter burn.Other than its hardy and reliable nature, the best feature of your Techny Gold Arborvitae is its intense color. While other evergreens are valued for their predictable green color, the Techny Gold offers an additional advantage. Highlighted in a delightfully lustrous gold, the Techny Gold outshines other evergreens through the summer, and actually intensifies in color during the cold winter months when landscape contrast is most needed.Your Techny Gold Arborvitae grows in a pyramidal shape with foliage that has a soft, elegant appearance year-round. Even without the additional gold coloring that makes it a stand-out in any yard, the Techny Gold is a must-have for any landscape.*Colorful gold accented foliage*Hardy Make sure your trees are measured from the ground up!While this may sound a bit sneaky, the sad truth is some nurseries try to make their trees seem a lot taller by including the roots in the height. Even worse, others will charge you for a large tree but then hack them down to save money on shipping.We sell our trees with the height measured from the base up. When you buy a tree from Nature Hills Nursery, it will be the height you paid for after you plant it. We take pride in delivering the highest quality plants with healthy roots and full, well-established stems and foliage. You can buy in confidence with our one year plant guarantee.Our trees are always in high demand. Order now before they sell out!.
The Sherwood Moss Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘Sherwood Moss’, is a dwarf, cone-shaped Arborvitae with unusual soft, feathery foliage. The leaves are flattened and arranged in a fan like shape. It requires full sun and deep, well-drained soil.It is not a globe, not a pyramid, but a well shaped mound that has no equal. Arborvitae is one of the most versatile, easy-to-grow evergreens suited to cold, northern landscapes.Sherwood Moss Arborvitae is often used as specimen plants, hedges, foundation plantings and windbreaks. Arborvitaes are highly adaptable plants.Properly selected evergreens are easy to care for and can provide year round interest. This arborvitae is a great choice since its unique texture makes it a very unusual variegated plant. It has blue-green foliage, a conical shape, and it shines in winter with its bronze winter color!* Cone-shaped* Blue-green foliage* Easy to grow .
And everything nice!Contrasts are cool. They are eye-catching, vibrant and never boring. Think of zebra stripes, soft-drink logos and Warhol paintings. Things that play off of each other often play well together, too.Sugar and Spice Arborvitae (Thuja plicata ‘De Rakt’) is a study in contrasts. The foliage is finely textured for an almost feathery, fluffy look in a dreamy creamy green. The stems are cinnamon-brown and rough textured and we couldn’t imagine them any other way.Growing 12’ high, but only 3’ wide, Sugar and Spice is a perfect shrub for smaller urban gardens where a full-sized Thuja would crowd everything else out. They look great singly as specimen plants or in groups as a hedge-break. Try them in a large mixed planting container or flanking a doorway or gate. They can be viewed from a distance or right up close and are fascinating either way. Sugar and Spice Arborvitae will add depth and architectural beauty to your garden with very little care. You won’t need to prune it for it to keep its great conical shape and you won’t need to worry about it losing its color. It is a hardy evergreen that won’t disappoint you.Order yours and see for yourself!* Very easy care* Creamy green leaves and dark bark* No pruning needed for it to keep its conical shape* Boldly goes where other thuja fail* Aromatic leaves.
The Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’, is a striking accent plant with a narrow, columnar form and rich green, twisted foliage. Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae retains its attractiveness with age unlike some evergreens.This tree turns bronze in winter contrasting beautifully with the snow. Its striking narrow-columnar form makes it the perfect choice when a strong vertical accent in the garden or landscape is desired.Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae requires very little pruning. This arborvitae is an excellent variety for small spaces, is an easy care plant, and attracts wildlife. It is drought tolerant after it is established, but also tolerates wet soils quite well. The Degroot’s Spire needs at least 6 hours of sun to thrive; full sun is recommended.The growth rate of Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae is a tad on the slow side, but a row of DeGroot’s Spire creates an attractive and functional screen, or becomes a handsome green wall for that special outdoor area!* Columnar form* Year round interest* Small spaces.
The Arborvitae Skybound, Thuja occidentalis ‘Skybound’, is an exceptionally hardy evergreen shrub or small tree with a rigid columnar habit of growth and rich dark green scale-like foliage.The scale-like leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color and the flowers are not ornamentally significant. This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.Skybound will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines.It grows at a slow rate and does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out.Seen as an ultimate pillar in your landscape, Arborvitae Skybound can also be used to create a screen, a tall hedge, or accent a building!* Hardy* Low maintenance* Slow growing.
Hardy Privacy EvergreenThe Techny Arborvitae is a hardy evergreen conifer. Buy several to form a living privacy hedge for your property or just one for a planter. The Arborvitae will enhance your yard with light green color in the spring and dark green in the summer. It has delightful flat, fan-shaped foliage that stays green year-round and is flexible to the touch. In fact, you’ll likely enjoy the soft texture of the Techny and be tempted to “pet” it often. Your Techny’s compact, upright pyramidal shape provides an excellent accent or backdrop for other plantings. It will grow 15-20 feet tall with a 6-10 foot spread, and you can easily prune it to your desired shape. The Techny Arborvitae is one of the most hardy of the arborvitae, withstanding more cold and drought than other Arborvitaes. It can even live in a pot on your patio. No need for you to even mulch it as it drops its year’s previous growth in the fall. Arborvitaes have long been valued for their many stellar features. They provide nesting, cover and food for wildlife. They’re a living windbreak, and the harvested wood makes everything from fence posts to furniture. Parts of the Arborvitae are even used medicinally. For a carefree, hardy Arborvitae, the Techny is an exceptional choice. * Versatile conifer* Hardy.
Tall and Elegant Privacy TreeThis is the classic American Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘American’. It is used in every state as a landscape basic. Does that mean that it is overused or boring? No way! It is a classic for a reason. This evergreen requires practically no maintenance, grows relatively quickly and maintains its beautiful pyramidal shape and fluffy texture throughout its life.Several planted 10 feet apart make a living privacy wall. Use a couple flanking an entryway or to frame the sides of the house. One at the back of a shrub border makes an outstanding specimen tree.It blends well in an evergreen bed and becomes the backbone of a home’s foundation plantings. In addition, once it’s settled in it is highly drought resistant and can stand considerable heat. This arborvitae can grow taller than 25 feet and wider than10 feet. It is a slow grower, though, so give it some time to reach its mature height.Like a Buckingham Palace guard, the American Arborvitae stands straight and tall wherever you plant it. And just like those guards, an arborvitae purchased from Nature Hills Nursery won’t let you down. Get yours today. Buy American!* Privacy tree* Tall and elegant* Windbreak.
An Instant Designer Loom for Your TardThe Pyramidalis arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) brings a classy, well-manicured look to your garden. You’ve seen these tall shrubs lining resort driveways, flanking neighborhood entryways and making grand fence lines on estates.Pyramidalis naturally grows into a – surprise! – pyramidal form. It doesn’t need any pruning to stay looking tight and clean. This columnar habit makes it a great tree for use as a screen or hedge. The bright green soft-textured foliage is attractive all year. It looks breezy cool in the summer and is beautiful covered in snow in the winter.This evergreen species grows best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. It loves full sun but can tolerate some light shade.These make handsome sentinels by your front door. They will ground the foundation plantings at the corners of your house or garage. Planted close together, they make a very effective windbreak or screen.Pruning is seldom required due to the dense growth habit, but it can be pruned into various shapes and sizes for decorative hedging.Birds and bunnies love its tall, dense growth because of the great shelter it provides. Flowering shrubs pop in front of the deep green backdrop these arborvitae provide.To give your yard an instant designer look, order several of these great shrubs today!* Slender, compact, tall * Bright green foliage * Low maintenance.
A Great Privacy Tree That Stays Dark Green All WinterThe Nigra Arborvitae, also known as the ‘Dark Green’ Arborvitae, is a hardy, low maintenance tree. It’s a great choice as a privacy screen, and perfect as a hedge or natural fence.It is one of the best varieties for cold climates. Unlike some evergreens, ‘Nigra’ will keep its dark green color all winter long.Scale-like leaves are ovate, mid to dark-green on top, lighter beneath. Females bear small cones with a small terminal hook on each scale. The Nigra has good disease and insect resistance.This low maintenance arborvitae needs full sun to partial shade and prefers sandy loam to clay loam. Useful as a specimen, accent, windscreen, or commonly used in foundation plantings.This low-maintenance tree is a popular landscaping tree. It makes one of the finest year-round hedges that form a natural fence around your home. Very hardy, very green, and very dense!* Cold climate tree* Disease and insect resistance* Year round interest .