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Arborvitae Nigra American Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra'

Arborvitae Nigra American - Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra'
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'Nigra' arborvitae is an upright, cone shaped, narrow evergreen with flattened sprays of dense, deep green foliage and good winter color. It is a hardy, relatively low maintenance tree and takes pruning well. It makes an excellent vertical accent, wind or privacy screen, natural fence or hedge.

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Zones 3 - 7 Zones 3 - 7
Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
The Arborvitae Nigra American can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens
20' - 30' High 20' - 30' High
Mature Height
The Arborvitae Nigra American grows to be 20' - 30' feet in height.
4' - 10' Spread 4' - 10' Spread
Mature Spread
The Arborvitae Nigra American has a spread of about 4' - 10' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This Arborvitae Nigra American does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Arborvitae Nigra American grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet, clay soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
Shape
This Arborvitae Nigra American has pyramidal shape.
Description

'Nigra' arborvitae is an upright, cone shaped, narrow evergreen with flattened sprays of dense, deep green foliage and good winter color. It is a hardy, relatively low maintenance tree and takes pruning well. It makes an excellent vertical accent, wind or privacy screen, natural fence or hedge. A cultivar of our native North American arborvitae, 'Nigra' grows slowly to 20'-30' high with a spread of 4'-10 wide. Plant 3' apart for a hedge. It adapts to a wide range of soils, but prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well drained sites. Avoid dry soil and protect from drying winds. Zones 3-7.