Zones 3 - 7
Zones 3 - 7
The American Arborvitae can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.
Type of tree:
The American Arborvitae falls into the following type(s): Evergreens
40' - 60' High
The American Arborvitae grows to be 40' - 60' feet in height.
10' - 15' Spread
The American Arborvitae has a spread of about 10' - 15' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This arborvitae does well in full sun.
The American Arborvitae grows in acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This arborvitae has pyramidal shape.
The narrow, pyramid shape makes it a natural choice for windbreaks. Tall and elegant, it requires almost no care when used as a hedge or screen. Pairs of these hardy trees make great accents for doors and garden gates while single specimens soften house corners. In the wild single specimens commonly grow 40' to 60' with a spread of 10'-15'. In urban settings a height of 20' to 30' with a 12'
spread is more typical. Plant 3 feet apart for hedge. (zones 3-7)
Providing shelter in the winter and nesting sites for grackles, robins and house finches in the summer, this evergreen also provides food in the form of browse for deer, cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hares and occasionally moose. The seeds are eaten by red squirrels, and birds such as pine siskins.