Arborvitaes are the backbone of the landscape, and we can prove it! The four arborvitaes in the First Editions® collection offer varied size, shape, and color options to play with in your space. Wherever you need structure, privacy, or multi-season interest, these four evergreens have got your back.
This upright, columnar arborvitae is a moderate to fast growing shrub. Tall Guy® matures quickly and has no gaps in its habit unlike other varieties. This evergreen does equally well in cold and warm climates, making it a staple for adding structure and multi-season interest to all landscapes.
Planet Earth® has a perfectly rounded, dense habit that keeps its shape without any pruning. In a colder climate, this shrub’s foliage takes on a bronze tone. However, it does equally well in warm zones. Due to its shape, Planet Earth® is perfect for foundation planting and mixed borders.
Technito’s® attractive dark green color retains its vibrancy all throughout the winter season. The density of this evergreen is a great improvement to other arborvitae because it requires less shearing to retain a compact pyramid shape. At its full size, Technito’s® habit makes an excellent privacy screen.
Lemon Burst® is a moderately sized arborvitae with a cone form and tight habit. This evergreen thrives in warm places but does equally well in cold climates. The new yellow growth keeps its color even when planted in full sun and can take on a lovely orange color as the weather cools down in those colder zones. Thanks to all the above, Lemon Burst® is a great choice got year-round color and stunning winter interest.
Check out our blog on planting First Editions® to get the full scoop on planting arborvitaes. Make sure to keep the mature size of each plant in mind as you plan out your space. These evergreens can grow to large heights, and you want to make sure it will have enough room to fully grow up.
Arborvitaes make for great privacy screens and structure shrubs. Our blog covering landscape design tips is a great resource for novice gardeners looking to get started or seasoned pros searching for ways to spice up their space. If you’re looking for more specific info on privacy screens, check out our blog on the topic.