American Arborvitae Trees
American arborvitae trees flourish best in zones 3-7.
This evergreen tree is very good for screening our home from our neighbors. Let us examine this tree further. When the native Americans looked at this tree, they found the raw materials for bows and canoes, baskets and cordage (rope making) and foliage high in Vitamin C. When deer see this tree, they see food. In most cases if you have many deer around your land or property they will likely eat these trees.
Arborvitae or Thuja also make attractive garden specimens and accents because they bring a strong vertical form to your garden and comparison with most other plants, which are more rounded. These accents can be implanted alone, in groups of three or five or more spaced out in pairs along a drive or walkway. Occasionally planting these trees upright is also useful to frame an entrance or stairs. These trees may also be trimmed, they are sometimes stored as narrow exclamation points for several years. For hotter regions, cypress is a better option for this purpose.
American (Eastern) Arborvitae – Thuja Occidentalis
Eastern arborvitae (Thuja Occidentalis) was one of the first north american native trees to be cultivated in Europe. Its common name was a symbol of its importance to travelers, more in relation to its life. Such a commonly used landscape plant has this one’s intimate charm. It truly is no wonder why many homeowners utilize this type of arborvitae tree species on their properties.
If you are faced with an ugly view, or live next to a road – you’re likely trying to find a screening solution. For a less demanding, easy-care and beautiful solution, you should consider the arborvitae or Thuja Occidentalis. It means”tree of life”, and this north american indigenous is a tender evergreen in the cypress family. Arborvitae (Thuja) are among the most versatile and attractive trees or shrubs found in the landscape.
They are useful as intriguing focal points for your garden, in pots and also serve as a hedge for privacy and screening your property. When planted correctly arborvitae hedge provides a screen and security for many years as they will grow into a beautiful mature tree.
These trees are a slow-growing evergreen shrub that comes from the cypress family. Pretty much all arborvitaes are somewhat more scale-like and tender to the touch instead of the prickly leaves several associate with evergreens, and consequently tend to come up with thick, compact foliage. It can be a snack for deer along with a few other mammals throughout the winter periods. If you would like to plant these beautiful trees on your property, be sure to do your research to ensure that they be a good fit for you.