This clonal selection of arborvitae has a columnar pyramidal form and a more coarse texture than is typical of the species. A nearly perfectly globe-shaped shrub with fine, bright gold spring foliage and fantastic deep red fall color. Deciduous glossy, medium-dark green foliage, turning a rainbow of fall colors including red, orange, purple, and yellow lasting into early winter. While they love full sun, they can also manage in part sun. Holds green color thru winter.
Dwarf Globe Arborvitae Shrubs
Taxus Yew media 'Nigra' Nigra Spreading Yew A compact, slow-growing shrub with lustrous, blackish-green, flat needles. Small tree or large shrub. Best used in barriers or hedges. Best color in full sun to partial shade. A slow growing, low maintenance evergreen perfect for massing in a landscape foundation or as a rock garden specimen.
Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget' - Plant Finder
Foliage is banded in green and golden yellow. Height 8' - 10' with a somewhat slighter width of 6' to 8' this holly can be trimmed. Native from coastal Northern California north to Alaska and inland to Montana. Perfectly at home in a rock or zen garden. General Care Soil Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils. Rich, showy green foliage holds color through winter. Shiny dark green foliage takes on attractive purple-burgundy tone in fall and winter.
It is not particular as to soil type or pH. Usually only 18" high this hybrid makes a lovely short hedge that is tolerant of pruning and severe weather conditions. Foliage in better-known selections is often yellow-green or bright golden yellow. One of the safest things to spray while they are feeding before hibernation is Bacillus thuringiensis , but it's important to act quickly. About the Author Janet Beal has written for various websites, covering a variety of topics, including gardening, home, child development and cultural issues. Selections include the following.