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Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz's Wintergreen'

Arborvitae - Wintergreen

Hetz's Wintergreen arborvitae is a rapidly growing evergreen shrub that can grow over 2 feet per year when established. Hetz's Wintergreen is adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. It is not particular to soil type or pH. Somewhat shade tolerant but prefers full to part sun. Wintergreen keeps its nice dark green color all year and is not susceptible to winter burn, a nice alternative to American Arborvitae. Very low maintenance with fragrant foliage that can be used in holiday arrangements.

Key Plant Details


Planting Zones:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy


Light Requirement:

Part Sun, Sun



Average, Wet

Plant Characteristics


Mature Size:

5-6 foot spread, 20-25' feet in height


Annual Growth Rate:



Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage


Shop By Use:

Privacy Screen, Windbreak Selection, Winter Interest

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

A healthy layer of bark mulch will help retain soil moisture. It should not be planted near roads or driveways where salt is used.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Pruning or shearing not required (unless they are being used as a hedge).

Care Tips - Soil:

Alkaline, average to moist, well-drained

Care Tips - Uses:

Windbreak, barrier, Privacy screening and can be a hedge when plants are pruned at younger age

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones