Thuja occidentalis 'Wareana'
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Eastern White Cedar
An attractive and versatile evergreen, retains a bright green color all year long; very versatile, takes pruning well, makes a great hedge or specimen; eventually becomes a densely pyramidal low-branched tree; hardy and adaptable, resistant to windburn
Wareana Arborvitae has bluish-green foliage which emerges emerald green in spring. The scale-like leaves remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Wareana Arborvitae is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Wareana Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Wareana Arborvitae will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.