plays an important role in the wild. Its leaves are one of
the most popular evergreens eaten by deer and other mammals
during the winter. The dense canopy of an arborvitae tree
provides cover for birds and mammals year round. An arborvitae,
when allowed to, may reach thirty feet tall and ten feet wide.
Arborvitae are also adaptable to most soil conditions including poor soils that are rocky, sterile,
dry or wet. An arborvitae will also grow, though not as well,
in soils that are neutral or have an acidic pH level. They
can be planted anywhere that has full to partial sun, and
require minimal aftercare. They thrive in zones three to eight, arborvitae trees and shrubs will make a great addition to most landscapes.
trees come in many different shapes. Some, like the American
arborvitae, are wide, cone shaped. Others, like the pyramidalis,
are thinner. The Green Giant Arborvitae is one of the fastest growing privacy trees available in the US. The globe arborvitae is rounded. Arborvitae trees
can also be pruned into the shape of hedges, and make wonderful
year round privacy screens.