- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plan-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 4' tall
- Mature Width: 4' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 3-4' apart
Why plant Little Giant Globe Arborvitae?
Do you like the clean, formal look of landscape plants sheared into neat geometric shapes, but don’t have the time for all that pruning? Little Giant Globe Arborvitae is just what you need! Part of our Charms line, this tidy evergreen produces glossy fans of rich green foliage that naturally arrange themselves into a perfect sphere. Plant Little Giant Arborvitae as an end cap to a low hedge, or plant a pair on either side of a door, path, or gate. You can also use a row of these Charms to delineate space in the garden. Its possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
The Eastern Arborvitae is a remarkable tree that can live for 1,700 years. Its name means “Tree of Life,” but this is not a reference to its longevity. Rather, it’s a reference to a story from 1535. In that year, French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew had sailed to what is now Quebec. It was winter, and with no fresh food to eat, the men were beginning to die of scurvy. Fortunately, the local Iroquois came to the rescue with a vitamin-C-rich tea made from Eastern Arborvitae leaves. Eastern Arborvitae is normally a small to medium-sized tree, but Little Giant is a unique selection of it that grows into a small globe form.
How to use Little Giant Globe Arborvitae in the landscape?
Don’t be alarmed if your Little Giant Globe Arborvitae takes on bronzy or plum-colored hues in winter. This is perfectly normal. When the weather warms in spring, the rich green color will return. Growing Little Giant in a sheltered position away from cold winter winds will keep the foliage greener through the dormant season.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Plant Little Giant Globe Arborvitae
Little Giant Globe Arborvitae is simple to grow in full sun or light shade. Give it regular water in summer (once a week if no rain falls) and make sure the soil drains well. Mulch with bark, wood chips, or pine straw to keep the root zone cool and moist. Few major pests or diseases trouble Little Giant, although deer browse may be an issue. In areas where deer are a problem, apply a deterrent such as Plantskydd® Pest Repellent regularly.
How To Water
Little Giant Globe Arborvitae will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Due to its slow growth rate and the fact that it maintains its neat, rounded shape, Little Giant Globe Arborvitae rarely needs pruning.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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