Wintergreen Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Wintergreen’)

Wintergreen Arborvitae

Fast-growing greenery – slim profile! The Wintergreen Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Wintergreen’) is a fantastic verdant evergreen with a space-saving columnar form and fluffy, dense growth! These are classic hedge and statement conifers that have a high impact effect on a smaller footprints budget!

Wintergreen has soft, compact growth that’s just screaming privacy! Deep green through and through, you’ll love its slim columnar shape and growth that form all the way to the ground. These are bird-friendly hotels and block the wind and drifting snow. The rapid growth can give you up to 2 feet in growth per year in optimal conditions.

Arborvitae trees like Wintergreen are very cold hardy and adaptable! Thriving in USDA growing zones 3 through 8, and obtain a mature height of 20-25 feet, while only taking up a space-saving 4-6 feet in mature width! Easily sheared to any size, these columnar evergreens are wonderful year-round interest.

Planting and Application:

Wintergreen is perfect for verdant windbreaks, shelterbelts, blocking drifting snow and hiding an unsightly scene. These trees are dense enough to even have sound dampening capabilities! Wrap your yard or a seating area in privacy and seclusion and let the world melt away while you relax in the peace these fluffy green pillars provide! Plant in a line or zigzag 3-4 feet on center for a quick solid screen.

Ideal statement pieces for anchoring a corner of your home or an outbuilding, adding height to a property defining border, or elevating an existing fence. Plant a specimen among shorter and rounder evergreens for a patchwork of ever-green and contrast in textures for a unique year-round display. Wintergreen is perfect for the tops of hillsides and slopes to help with erosion and slow down the wind and rain runoff.

  • Upright Columnar Evergreen
  • Dense & Fluffy Growth & Texture
  • Fast Growing!
  • Bird Friendly, Wind & Drifting Snow Blockers
  • Hedges, Privacy, Statement & Specimen

Tips for Care:

This columnar form of the great American Arborvitae grows in full sun. Get the lushest growth and optimal health in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Adaptable to a wide range of moisture and conditions once established, these only need protection from deer browse and drying icy northern winds that can cause windburn. If you are in an area prone to drying winter winds, use an anti-desiccant and be sure to water your conifers very well all fall and throughout the winter as needed. Shear if desired in early spring before that first flush of new growth, but this compact growing tree really won’t need it.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Appreciates Mulch & Winter Watering
  • Prune Late Winter & Shear Early Spring
  • Cold Hardy

Choose the fluffy columnar evergreen Wintergreen Arborvitae for high-end looking year-round beauty on a space-saving budget!

Wintergreen Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Wintergreen’) Details

Common name Wintergreen Arborvitae
Botanical name Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen'
Plant type Evergreen
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Fast
Height 20 - 25 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly No