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Arborvitae Nigra AmericanThuja occidentalis 'Nigra'

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. (see map below)

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
More Info


The Arborvitae Nigra American can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.