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Thuja & Platycladus

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Plant Name Habit Zone Rate Color Description
Thuja occidentalis 'DeGroot's Spire' Narrow Upright  3 Intermediate Green This American Arborvitae has it all: habit, color and texture. It combines a narrow, columnar form with thick, ruffled, medium green foliage and branchlets that occasionally twist and layer over one another. Use the seedling selection from Sheridan Nursery, Ontario, Canada as a single exclamation point, in a grouping or lined up for tall screening in tight spaces. Hardy, durable and adaptable to many conditions.
Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe' Broad Upright  4 Dwarf Yellow True to its name, this golden-yellow arborvitae has soft, colorful foliage and a uniform, rounded form. It works well in landscapes that call for intermediate size, reliable form and contrasting color. Hardy, durable and adaptable to many conditions, you may choose to shear Golden Globe just to enjoy its delightfully sweet aroma. For best color, grow in full sun.
Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Tuffet' Spreading 3 Dwarf Yellow This pillow-shaped tuffet grows wider than tall, reminiscent of a mushroom cap. The golden-orange foliage has an unusual braided texture sure to invite closer inspection. Hardy, durable and adaptable to all soil types and tolerates full sun to part shade.
Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget' Broad Upright 4 Dwarf Green A dense, rounded plant, this slow-growing selection boasts vertical sprays of tight, green, lacy foliage with bronze tones in winter. It stays small enough and grows slowly enough to be useful even in little gardens. From a seedling raised by Frank R. Hetz around 1930; introduced in 1942. Hardy, durable and adaptable to many conditions.
Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Wintergreen' Narrow Upright  3 Large Green An alternative to American Arborvitae trees that take on bronzy winter tones, this durable green selection stays green. For a fast, reliable, green privacy screen or an attractive, conical green accent, this adaptable, hardy tree will fill the bill.
Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup' Narrow Upright  3 Intermediate Green This well-known, compact arborvitae is popular for dark green, vertical sprays of foliage that stay green all year. It has a rugged, conical form, and since plants grow relatively slowly and stay mid-size, they are great for places with limited space and a need for green. The extremely hardy Danish selection that was introduced in 1951 is durable and adaptable.
Thuja occidentalis 'Jantar'
Narrow Upright  4 Intermediate Yellow 'Jantar' is an exciting new brilliant yellow beacon from Poland that Iseli Nursery is proud to offer as part of our plant line. The eye popping yellow on this version of Emerald Arborvitae becomes a warmer amber tone during winter, hence the name 'Jantar', Polish for amber. With the same narrow upright habit as its popular green parent this selection will add dramatic color to the landscape as a focal plant or privacy screen. Selected by Jakub Jablonski of Poland and introduced to the U.S. by Breederplants.
Thuja occidentalis Mr. Bowling Ball® ('Bobazam') Globe Shaped 3 Dwarf Green This silvery-green, dwarf Arborvitae looks like an oversized bowling ball, except for its fine, almost lacy, texture. Actually, it is a reliable, mid-size, spherical bush that has many uses in the landscape.  A Lake County Nursery 'Zam' introduction from Linesville, Pennsylvania, it is hardy, durable and adaptable to many conditions.
Thuja occidentalis 'Norm Evers' Broad Upright 3 Intermediate Green Fine, juvenile foliage, a handsome teardrop shape, and a tolerance of extremely harsh winter weather distinguish 'Norm Evers' from other choices. The open, lacy foliage turns a muted rust color in winter and brightens back to green in spring. This seedling selection, named for Norm Evers, retired director of McCrory Botanic Garden and instructor at South Dakota State University, has stood the test of time against cold, snow and ice in that cold, northern state. Among the hardiest, durable and adaptable to many conditions.
Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' Globe Shaped 4 Dwarf Yellow 'Rheingold' lends bright colors and reliable, year-round structure to a wide range of landscape situations. Spring and summer offer intense, orange-yellow foliage; in winter, it darkens to deep, copper-orange.  Soft, juvenile growth matures to scale-like, adult foliage with age. Hardy, durable and adaptable; plants respond well to regular shearing.
Thuja occidentalis 'Rushmore' Narrow Upright 3 Large Green This compact, narrow, upright arborvitae stays reliably green, even when subjected to the harsh cold and cutting wind of South Dakota winters.  A seedling selection grown by Norm Evers of South Dakota State University, it tolerates the bitter conditions of that state's winters better than other upright options. Tough and adaptable.
Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' Narrow Upright 4 Intermediate Green Commonly known as Emerald Arborvitae, this selection from Denmark is deservedly popular for its narrow, uniform habit and glossy, green foliage in summer and winter. A hit since its introduction, it also displays resistance to spider mites. Hardy, durable and adaptable to many conditions.
Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon' Narrow Upright 4 Large Yellow An improved form, this narrow, upright Dutch selection provides dense, showy, golden-yellow foliage throughout the year. Line up a row of these distinctive plants to create a tall, durable hedge that brightens any site, or use one or more as exclamation points in the garden. Hardy and adaptable to many conditions.
Thuja occidentalis 'Zmatlik' Narrow Upright 3 Intermediate Green 'Zmatlik' is a hardy, adaptable American Arborvitae with a comfortable columnar habit, good color and fine texture. Its foliage resembles the thick, ruffled foliage of 'Degroot's Spire,' but it has a smaller scale and a darker color. Its upright form develops slowly to make a great focal point or privacy screen. Found as a seedling by Mr. Zmatlik in the Czech Republic in 1984.
Thuja (syn. Platycladus) orientalis 'Franky Boy' Broad Upright 5 Dwarf Yellow Filaments of lemon yellow foliage jutting out from a lime green interior move an sway with the slightest breeze creating an airy texture and great color contrast to other garden plants. You can have the effects of ornamental grasses without winter die-back. Light shearing will encourage a formal, compact form and provide a proliferation of bright and colorful foliage. Plant in full sun for best color.
Thuja plicata 'Gruene Kugel' Globe Shaped 5 Dwarf Green ‘Gruene Kugel’ is a slow growing, globe-shaped mound with thick, coarse looking foliage. The rich, dark green color of this Western Red Cedar is accentuated in the winter when bronze colored foliage tips appear. Useful as a low hedge or border in full sun.
Thuja plicata 'Virescens' Narrow Upright  5 Large Green This upright Western Red Cedar becomes a tall, tight, pyramid with up-reaching branches and a slightly narrower habit than the species. Its dark-green foliage, which stays green all year, is so glossy that it seems to glisten. Trees prefer moist, well-drained soil in full or partial sun. Some deer resistance.
Thuja plicata 'Whipcord' Globe Shaped 5 Dwarf Green The unusual foliage on this low, mop-head-like plant consists of long, thick, glossy tendrils that suggest Independence Day fireworks. Unlike the species, which is a giant forest tree, the many branches seem to explode upward and send sparks cascading in all directions. Green in summer, the foliage changes to bronze in winter, matching the richly colored wood. Every garden can accommodate the small, dynamic conifer (only about 5' tall and 4' wide) that demonstrates some deer resistance.  Found in a seedbed of Western Red Cedar at Drakes Crossing Nursery, Silverton, Oregon.

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