HETZ MIDGET ARBORVITAE is a compact evergreen shrub.  This evergreen prefers part shade to full sun environments.  This shrub naturally grows in a globe form and will reach about three feet wide and tall.  The foliage of this evergreen is soft and does not contain sharp needles like other evergreen plants.  This plant is slow-growing.  During hot temperatures and drought, this plant requires moderate watering to keep it looking its best.

When considering where to plant this evergreen, there are a few things to keep in mind. Heavy snow can cause branch breaking of this plant because of its density. Make sure to install it in an area that will not cause a lot of snow build up. This evergreen is also not salt tolerant, meaning that salt will cause the plant to die. Install this evergreen in an area that will not have salt used in the winter.  If you are looking for a low maintenance evergreen shrub, then consider planting a Hetz Midget Arborvitae.

Hetz Midget Arborvitae

Thuja Occidentalis ‘Hetz Midget’

Plant Type- Evergreen Shrub

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Green

Growth Habit- Round

Growth Rate- Slow

Zone- 3-8

Height- 3′

Spread- 3′

Light- Part shade to sun.

Details-  Globe Hetz Midget Arborvitae is a slow-growing dense evergreen shrub.  This is a deer resistant shrub.

Pruning-  This plant can be pruned annually if desired.  It is personal preference whether to leave the plant looking natural or trimmed.  Since this is a midget shrub, pruning may not be necessary.  Avoid heavy pruning with this plant.  Pruning should be limited to trimming the over-growth off of the plant and maintaining its natural shape.

Other Arborvitae plant options.

  • Danica Arborvitae
  • Dark American Arborvitae
  • Dwarf Golden Arborvitae
  • Emerald Arborvitae
  • Golden Globe Arborvitae
  • Green Giant Western Arborvitae
  • Holmstrup Eastern Arborvitae
  • Morgan’s Chinese Arborvitae
  • Rushmore Arborvitae
  • Teddy Arborvitae
  • Techny Arborvitae
  • Weeping Threadleaf Arborvitae
  • Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae