Arborvitae: Little Giant Latin Name: thuja oceidentalis ‘Little Giant’
The Basics This small globe-shaped evergreen shrub has rich green foliage all year. Its dense foliage consists of needles that are organized in flat layered sprays. This slow-growing shrub grows 2-4 feet tall(2-4 feet wide). Ideally used as a foundation plant, hedge, and accent.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun Amount of Water: Water weekly during first year of growth; Once mature water occasionally; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Prefers deep well- drained soil; Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions including saturated soils. Cold Hardiness Zone: 3-8
The Care This adaptable and easy to grow plant needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually in spring to maintain desired shape.