North Pole® Arborvitae

Whether you have a small yard or just don’t want to spare any more of your precious real estate, North Pole arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) is the perfect choice. Growing just 3-5′ wide but 10-15′ tall, it’s a space-saving evergreen that can be planted in so many different ways: as a distinctive specimen, in sculptural groups, as a narrow hedge, or paired for a touch of formality at entryways. This native arborvitae is very hardy (down to USDA zone 3)  and adaptable to various soils and conditions.

Top reasons to grow North Pole arborvitae:

  • One of the most space-saving varieties – requires only 3-5′ square feet of ground space
  • Keeps a lush green color all year-round
  • Native to North America

Additional information

Dimensions3 × 10 ft
Botanical Name

Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe' PP#22,174, CBR#3912


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun


Average, Moist, Well-drained


Borders, Containers, Hedges, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Evergreen, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest


Art Boe, Faribault, Minnesota

Plant Care

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Not required; North Pole arborvitae naturally grows as a narrow column. If you do wish to trim, that may be done in late spring