Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget'

Hetz Midget Eastern (American) Arborvitae

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - slow to medium
Mature Height - 3-4'
Mature Width -
Longevity - Requires a deep, well-drained soil (thrives in marshy loam), tolerates limestone soils. Plant in full sun in areas with considerable atmospheric moisture. Susceptable to strong wind, snow, and Ice. Will take considerable heat and drought once established.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious, terminal, solitary
Fruit - cones oblong, 0.33-0.5" long, light brown, scales 8-10, usually 4 of which are fertile.
Leaf -
Fall Color - The fine, rich green foliage is usually evergreen, but may change to shades of yellow-brown-green in winter.
Bark - Grayish brown to reddish brown, 0.25-0.33" thick, fibrous, forming a close netwoork of connecting ridges and shallow furrows.
Other Features - Dense, globe-shaped form makes this an attractive arborvitae for use as a specimin or accent planting.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Requires a deep, well-drained soil (thrives in marshy loam), tolerates limestone soils. Plant in full sun in areas with considerable atmospheric moisture. Susceptable to strong wind, snow, and Ice. Will take considerable heat and drought once established.
Native Habitat - Species native to eastern North America
Diseases and Insects - Subject to bagworm, heart rot, leaf iner, spider mites, and deer browsing.
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