Thuja plicata 'Virescens'
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.
Mature Height: 30-35 ft
Mature Width: 3-5 ft
Latin Name: Thuja plicata 'Virescens'
Recommended Spacing: 3 ft apart
Growth Rate: 1.5-2.5 ft per year
Watering: Everyday initially. Once established, regular watering still needed for best performance
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun