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North Pole® Arborvitae

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
  • Height 10 - 15 Feet
  • Spread 3 - 5 Feet

The North Pole Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe', is a fantastic upright columnar evergreen shrub. These are some of the best selling Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs available, known for their upright growth habit and ease of care.

These arborvitaes are similar to other arborvitae with how hardy, disease resistant, and easy to care for. However, the North Pole is great due to the upright growth habit, which makes it great for a privacy screen in narrow spaces. This is a great way to add a hedge but not take up a lot of space in your yard or garden.

The bushes are dark green and look beautiful all year round, even in the winter. The bushes resist winter burn or damage even in the coldest climates up north in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana & Maine (hardy up to zone 3).

North Pole Arborvitae Care

Plant these in well drained soil and in a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Not much care is needed once established.

Pruning North Pole Arborvitae is not necessary. However, if necessary you can trim to the shape desired in the summer. Be careful not to cut too much of the branches off.

Fertilize North Pole Arborvitae in the spring with generic slow release fertilizer designed for trees and woody material.

North Pole Arborvitae Spacing

To form a hedge, plant these around 5 feet apart. It may take a year or two to develop fully, but that much room is needed for optimal health of the shrubs. Otherwise, you can plant around 7 feet apart to allow sunlight to hit the entire plant when once it matures.

Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: n/a
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 10-15 Feet
Spread: 3-5 Feet
Spacing: 5-7 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: n/a
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Art Boe' USPP 22,174
Common Name: North Pole® Arborvitae
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

3 Reviews - North Pole® Arborvitae Show Reviews

  • 5
    Great North Pole Arborvitaes.

    Posted by Robert Stafford on Jul 24th 2020

    Received fast and perfect. Can’t wait to watch them grow.

  • 5

    Posted by Linda on Mar 21st 2019


  • 5

    Posted by Urban on Nov 3rd 2018

    I didn't want to install a fence in my yard, so decided to get some privacy by planting 15 of these into a hedge. Pretty small right now, but the plants arrived really healthy and I'm excited to see these grow into a privacy hedge that will stand out in the neighborhood but still have a natural look. Thank you Plant Addicts!