Arborvitae

Thuja spp.

Arborvitae, known for their year-round green foliage and easy-going nature, are a staple in landscapes for creating privacy screens, hedges, or even as standalone specimens. These hardy evergreens can thrive in Cedarburg’s climate, adapting well to both the cold winters and the warm summers. Planting arborvitae in April allows them to establish their root systems before the heat of summer sets in, providing an excellent window for gardeners to enhance their landscape. They prefer full to partial sun and can tolerate a range of soil types, provided the soil is well-drained. Arborvitae varieties come in various sizes and shapes, from tall and slender to short and rounded, making them versatile for any garden design or privacy need.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, arborvitae are also valuable for their low maintenance and durability. Once established, they require minimal care, making them ideal for gardeners looking for long-lasting landscape solutions. Pruning is seldom needed but can be done to shape the plant or control its size. Their dense foliage offers a habitat for birds and provides year-round interest, even in the depths of winter. Featuring arborvitae in April highlights the importance of structural plants in the garden, providing both function and beauty.

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