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Need an arborvitae. Which one?

5 years ago
last modified: 5 years ago

This is a rental property that I own. I've been working on some much-needed Landscaping, in an effort to improve curb appeal. It faces East, and under the large window, I have put 3 hydrangeas. They are small, and will only grow to about 3 by 3.

On the end closest to the garage, I would like to put a narrow arborvitae. I'm looking to create some vertical interest. The bed is about 3 and 1/2 to 4 feet wide. So I was looking at Arborvitae holmstrup or degroots Spire, as those are both readily available to me. The overhang is about 10 ft tall, so I would like for the Arborvitae to stay in that range for the 10-year period ahead.

Since I'm in Minnesota, this tree will have to take a lot of snow, being shoveled from the driveway and or falling from the roof as it is raked.

Do you think that either of these arborvitaes are a good choice for the spot?


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