Leprechaun Arborvitae (Thuja plicata x standishii ‘Leprechaun’)

Leprechaun Arborvitae

Count yourself lucky indeed when you include the soft foliage and deep green saturated color of the Leprechaun Arborvitae (Thuja plicata x standishii ‘Leprechaun’) today! This lovely cultivar is an adorable smaller upright growing evergreen that is a delightfully cold-hardy privacy shrub to enliven your landscape on a smaller footprint!

A true dwarf, you’ll love the long spires of new growth that become fluffy and dense once they fill out later in the season. You’ll not sacrifice space to include a columnar evergreen into your landscape! With a spiky and deep green texture with a pointed form that are sure to make this shamrock-green little number a sure standout all growing season and beyond! You’ll get great color in the fall and winter without the usual bronzing some other Arborvitae sometimes get once the cold sets in.

Leprechaun has a fantastic densely packed and compact form, plus a slower growth rate which should translate to low maintenance! Requiring almost zero pruning, less fuss and never needing to worry about this little shrub outgrowing its space! Cold hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 8, Leprechaun typically grows to within 7 – 10 feet in height and a mature spread of 4 – 6 feet.

Planting and Application:

Leprechaun Arborvitae are lovely specimen evergreens for dressing up your front entry where you can decorate them for every season or holiday. In the ground, add evenly-spaced exclamation points throughout a bed or border to add height and interest all year round!

Arborvitae are incredibly versatile hedging for space-saving screening and privacy! Create low living walls and outdoor rooms to section off your own little slices of heaven! Keep the neighbor’s peeping eyes and slow the wind with a semi-circle or row of these lush plants! You’ll enjoy their year-round greenery that breaks up the winter doldrums!

Perfectly sized to use around smaller properties, porches and patios, even balcony and container gardeners can enjoy greenery and privacy in planters anywhere! Pot up in large containers in a row along your driveway, or around a poolside planting, dressed up with a skirting of spillers, cascading from the base of the plants!

  • Dark Green Soft Evergreen Foliage
  • No Winter Bronzing
  • Slower Maintenance-Free Growth
  • Natural Pyramidal Form & Easy Care!
  • Privacy & Screening, Containers & Planters, Specimen & Year-Round Greenery

Tips for Care:

Arborvitae (Thuja) tolerate partial sun but really do their best in the full sun. Provide a moderate moisture location with excellent drainage and keep the lower branching clean with a 3-4 inch bed of arborist mulch. Mulch also holds in moisture and insulates the root system for a happier plant! Be sure to provide your evergreen trees and shrubs with adequate and extra moisture throughout the fall before winter to prevent browning and wind-burn from the cold, dry northern winds.

Pruning is not needed, but if you do need to nip off an errant wild hair, pruning and shearing are best done in the very early spring before you see new growth. Arborvitae looks best with their foliage and limbs sweeping the ground, so avoid pruning these off for the best effect.

  • Full Sun & Some Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulch & Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Little to No Pruning Needed
  • Pest & Deer Resistant Unless Desperate

Leprechaun Arborvitae is one lucky little number that will add vivid green to your landscape all growing season and beyond!

Leprechaun Arborvitae (Thuja plicata x standishii ‘Leprechaun’) Details

Common name Leprechaun Arborvitae
Botanical name Thuja plicata x standishii 'Leprechaun'
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 7 - 10 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly No