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Thuja plicata 'Virescens' are extremely similar to the 'Atrovirens' variety. A sister plant to the Green Giant Arborvitae, Virescens Arborvitae grows very quickly, is not disturbed by deer and makes a very dense privacy hedge. The main difference, however, is that the Virescens Arborvitae stays much more narrow. The Virescens is similar to an Emerald Green but grows at a faster rate and is deer-resistant! If you have a smaller yard or smaller garden space where you need a fast-growing privacy plant, Thuja 'Virescens' may be the perfect fit for you.
Atrovirens and Virescens are commonly used in Europe as an evergreen privacy hedge.
|Latin Name:||Thuja plicata 'Virescens'|
|Plant Type:||Conifer, Tree|
|Exposure:||Full to Part Sun|
|Mature Height:||30-35 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3-5 Feet|
|Recommended Spacing:||3 ft apart|
|Growth Rate:||1.5-2.5 ft per year|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 5-8|
|Water Needs:||Everyday initially. Once established, regular watering still needed for best performance|
|Pruning Time:||Late Fall, Early Spring|
|Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Windbreak|