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North Pole® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis

Flower Season
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
15' 5' 4.6m 1.5m
Height: 10' - 15'
Spread: 3' - 5'
Height: 3.0m - 4.6m
Spread: 91cm - 1.5m
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  • Details

    120 - 180 Inches
    60 - 84 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    3.0m - 4.6m
    1.5m - 2.1m
    91cm - 1.5m


    Narrow upright columnar habit is perfect for narrow sites as a specimen or screen. Little care is needed. Evergreen. Hardy, resists winter burn. Excellent landscape plant.

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    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    120 - 180 Inches 3.0m - 4.6m
    60 - 84 Inches 1.5m - 2.1m
    36 - 60 Inches 91cm - 1.5m
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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    Uses Notes: 

    The tight, columnar habit makes this a great specimen or screen for narrow sites. Use as a bold accent plant in mixed borders.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Little care is needed. Pruning is usually not needed, but may be shaped in summer. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring.

    A very cool evergreen that adds elegance to your garden all year round! This narrow columnar selection of 'Wintergreen' has excellent hardiness and dark green winter foliage color. More narrow than Emerald Green. Selected by Art Boe of Faribault, MN, it is resistant to winter burn.

    North Pole® Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe' USPP 22,174, Can 3,912
  • 7 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • These are great if you’re looking for tall and narrow arborvitae. Ignore the reviewers who give these a bad rating based upon deer eating them. Deer will eat anything in the winter.

      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Deer eat these in the winter. I’ll never plant another arborvitae again, unfortunately.

      Cindy Carter
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted 5 of these three years ago and they have tripled in size. They are beautiful. They stay green and aren't bothered by snow. I highly recommend.

      V. Clark
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • These are beautiful, fast-growing trees. Deer love to eat all varieties of arborvitae, especially in Winter, so I don't understand why customers are factoring this into their ratings! Proven Winners cannot control the fact that people aren't protecting their trees from wildlife. Spray the trees with a non-toxic, organic repellent and they will do fine.

      , 2 years ago
    • We ordered 9 of these in the spring of 2020. They grew exceptionally well over the summer. Unfortunately, in the fall rabbits ate two of them down to just nubs. So far they do not seem to be growing back. Otherwise they have been great so far and will hopefully be good privacy screens in a few years.

      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Planted 2 of these in 2020. Lovely fresh color. Deer ate them up winter of 2020-2021.

      Betty Badger
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • The last home we sold, family home, I had planted and they are green n beautiful year round

      Amanda Christine Carter
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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