Shrub of the Week: Mission Arborvitae

This week’s selection is not a showy plant it is more of a functional shrub. It is use for many things in the landscape. This week’s shrub is the…

Mission Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis ‘Techny’Mission arborvitae2

The Mission Arborvitae, also known as a “Techny Arb,” has many uses around your yard. It can be planted in mass as a hedge for privacy. It can be planted on the north side of a property to cut the cold northern winds in the winter time. It can also be trimmed up some in late fall or early winter to add some fragrant greens to a wreath or table.

Mission arborvitaeIt’s a zone 3 plant that likes full sun but will do fine in partial shade as well. It can be shaped as desired but looks best in its natural state.

Mission Arbs  grow to 10-15’ with an 6-8’ spread. It’s 10-15’ height will give a nice privacy screen height with out blocking the sun out of a yard all together.

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