‘Little Giant’ Arborvitae

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Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Giant’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b
‘Little Giant’ arborvitae is a small, slow-growing, globe-shaped evergreen shrub that has a big impact on the landscape. It holds its rich green foliage through the winter. Its dense, compact form makes it ideal as a foundation plant or low border.
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Woody Ornamentals - Dwarf Conifer - Evergreen
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Rounded - Compact - Dense
Features:   Easy To Grow, North American Native, Year Round Color and Interest, Fine-textured Foliage
Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Foliage Resistant Sun & Winter Burn, Tolerates Wide Range of Growing Conditions
Garden Ideas:   
Entryway, Formal, Urban Minimalist
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Dark Green
Keeps its rich green color year round
Landscape Uses:    Foundation, Edging, Conifer Collection, Barrier, Rock Garden
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
‘Little Giant’ Arborvitae is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   4-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Evenly Moist   Waterwise
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b

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