Header LogoLittle Gem Eastern Arborvitae

Little Gem Eastern Arborvitae

Plant Facts
Common Name: Little Gem Eastern Arborvitae
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Gem’
Nativity: Eastern North America
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
Type: Needled evergreen shrub
Size: Height: 1=3′, spread: 2-6′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Round, pyramidal
Foliage Color: Dark green
Seasonal Features: Bright yellow-green foliage in winter
Fall Color:
Winter Form: Evergreen interest
Bloom Color: Non- flowering
Bloom Time: Spring
Fruit Color: Yellow

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun – part shade
Soil Type: Sand, loam, clay
Soil Moisture: Moist
Urban Tolerances: Drought tolerant, somewhat salt tolerant
Wildlife Value:

Installation & Maintenance Notes: Mulch drip line


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