Arborvitae Nigra American
Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra'

'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.

Zones 3 - 7

Zones 3 - 7
Hardiness Zones: 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:
The Arborvitae Nigra American falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info

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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.