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Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'

Brabant Arborvitae

Fragrant deep green, fan-like foliage is tightly held on a mass of branches to form a dense, pyramidal evergreen that is perfect as a specimen or grouped to form a hedge. Tough and tolerant, it is easy to grow and offers great food and cover for loads of native birds and critters. Very hardy!

Benefits

  • Great nesting site for birds
  • provides year-round cover for wildlife
  • Makes a terrific hedge or wind break
  • Reported to be the most shade tolerant arborvitae
  • Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soil but prefers moist, neutral to alkaline ones. Does not appreciate dry conditions.


Height
12-15 Feet

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Spread
3-4 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Native Range

Swamps and thickets, upland and floodplain forests from Maine west to Minnesota and south to Tennessee and the Carolinas.

Native Trivia

Provides high quality cover by mimicking the many layers of natural plant communities. This will support increased wildlife diversity. Tall trees teamed with medium shrubs and lower flowers, ferns and sedges will encourage your yard to teem with activity.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Songbirds
Plan Sub Group
Conifers
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Mammals
Habitat Collection
Songbird
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Accent
Evergreen
Hedge, screen
Specimen
Native to
Connecticut
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin