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Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra'

Also called Dark American Arborvitae


More About Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra'

  • Upright, conical to pyramidal shape, with slightly arching branches
  • Dark green foliage grows in vertical sprays
  • A denser, darker cultivar than white cedar
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions

Interesting Notes:

Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.

Zone:

3

Height:

5-10 m

Spread:

150-250 cm
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Black Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

Typically grown as a hedge, black cedars can also be used in groupings for windscreens. Generally, black cedars tend to remain fuller with darker winter foliage than the native white cedar. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.


Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Conical
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra'

Get more info on Thuja x 'Green Giant'

Thuja x 'Green Giant'

Green Giant Cedar

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Thuja occidentalis

Eastern White Cedar