North Pole® Arborvitae

5 Gallon Pot. Ships 2.5 – 3' Tall. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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About the North Pole® Arborvitae

The North Pole® Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Art Boe’) is a hardy and elegant evergreen, ideal for enhancing your garden’s allure throughout the year. This exceptional Proven Winners® selection, chosen by renowned horticulturist Art Boe of Faribault, MN, offers a narrow, columnar habit perfect for narrow spaces as a specimen or screen.

This evergreen creates a year-round screen or accent in smaller residential landscapes without overpowering the space. Perfect for foundations, shrub borders, or as a windbreak, it offers both aesthetic appeal and functionality. Even in exposed areas, it maintains its elegance and density, providing a touch of sophistication to your garden while offering winter interest with its enduring evergreen color.

Growing the North Pole® Arborvitae

Exhibiting dense, dark green foliage, this evergreen maintains elegance without frequent pruning. With a mature height of 10-15 feet and a spread of 4-7 feet, it stands tall and slender, suitable for privacy screens or as a striking accent in mixed borders. Its resilience against winter burn and narrower growth than the Emerald Green variety make it a great fit for USDA growing zones 3-7.

Thriving in full sun to partial shade, the North Pole® Arborvitae is low-maintenance and adapts to various soils. While it appreciates occasional watering, it displays good resistance to winter burn and damage from ice or snow accumulation. With a moderate growth rate and dense, aromatic, green foliage, this evergreen requires minimal pruning, effortlessly maintaining its attractive columnar shape.

The North Pole® Arborvitae, with its narrow and upright growth habit, exceptional hardiness, and low maintenance nature, serves as a testament to timeless beauty and functionality in any garden or landscape.

Average growth rate: 12-18"/year

Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 3 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 10 - 15' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow evergreens in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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