THE THIN MAN (tm) Thin Man arborvitae (tm) is an excellent choice for screens and hedges. Its slender habit allows it to be easily incorporated into landscapes, where it gives four-season seclusion. It grows quickly and retains its color far into the winter. The thin man's small leaves and stiff branches make it a good choice for preventing vision down paths or at corners of properties.
The thin man's name comes from its typical height of about 18 inches, which makes it suitable for enclosing small areas. It can be used as a hedge or screen and is common in urban environments.
Arborvitae are tolerant of salt water and acidic soil. They have shallow roots that collect water during periods of drought and release it when it's rainier than normal. This means they don't require much maintenance other than watering during dry spells and removing any fallen leaves from around their base. When you install your own hedge or tree screening, consider including some arborvitae among its other species or varieties.
Arborvitae Dwarf will grow to no more than 2 meters (70 inches) tall and spread to about 1 meter (3 feet). It is one of the smallest species of arborvitae.
The dwarf form is suitable for small spaces and can be used in landscaping. It can be used as a hedge, border, or screen.
It is widely used as a street tree in urban areas due to its small size and longevity. It has been reported to live up to 110 years!
Dwarf forms are preferred by gardeners because they need less care and produce smaller flowers and fruit than their larger counterparts. They are also easier to transport and set out faster when planted in groups.
In addition, dwarf forms are ideal for school gardens and community centers because they don't require as much space as full-size trees and can be planted within flower beds or along walkways.
Arborvitae is highly resistant to pests and diseases, which makes it desirable for urban forestry projects. It can also survive snow loads up to 50 pounds per square foot.
Arborvitae is an excellent choice for landscape gardening or border plants, but it also works great in containers! When grown in a container, Arborvitae can be grown as a shrub or tree, and it is simple to keep it contained. When cultivated in pots, the plant is also simple to transfer or transplant. This easy-to-care for species makes it perfect for the beginner gardeners or those who want to add some unique foliage to their yard.
There are two types of Arborvitae: the larger form and the smaller form. The larger form grows up to 20 feet high and has dark green leaves that are slightly fuzzy on the underside. The smaller form is much lower to the ground and only reaches 10 feet tall. It has grayish green leaves with no hairs. Both forms have yellow flowers in late spring followed by round fruit called pom-poms. They develop into leathery red berries in fall that remain colorable even after winter. This dye will stain your fingers and clothes if you try to harvest them; therefore, don't eat the berries!
Arborvitae does best in well-drained soil with plenty of sunlight. It doesn't like wet conditions and should not be planted near a water source. The plant will tolerate some level of drought, but it does best when watered regularly. If you decide to grow this species in a container, make sure the pot has good drainage.