The Brandon arborvitae is a gardener’s dream – a beautiful evergreen that thrives with minimal fuss. Its dense, pyramidal form, rich green foliage, and slow growth rate make it an attractive and low-maintenance addition to almost any landscape.

What You Need To Know:

  • Lifespan: With proper care, Brandon arborvitae can grace your landscape for 50 years or more.
  • Canopy Size and Spread: At maturity, expect a height of 12-20 feet with a spread of 6-8 feet.
  • Root Characteristics: Brandon arborvitae has a non-invasive root system that won’t disturb foundations.
  • Growth Rate: This is a slow-growing variety, typically putting on 6-12 inches per year.
  • Canopy Height: The mature canopy height can reach 1 foot from the ground, making it suitable for planting under power lines.
  • Soil Preference: Average to moist soils are ideal, but Brandon arborvitae adapts well to various conditions.
  • Water Needs: Water regularly, especially during the first few years after planting, and during hot, dry periods.
  • Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade provides optimal growth.
  • Hardiness Zone: Brandon arborvitae thrives in USDA hardiness zones 3-7.
  • Flower Characteristics: Arborvitae are not known for their flowers.

Interesting Facts

  • A Champion of Winter: Brandon arborvitae boasts excellent winter hardiness, making it a great choice for colder climates.
  • Adaptable to Soils: Unlike some finicky plants, Brandon arborvitae tolerates a wide range of soil types, from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.
  • Not a Big Feeder: This arborvitae doesn’t require heavy fertilization, making it a budget-friendly option.
  • Hedge Material: Brandon arborvitae’s slow growth and dense branching make it a fantastic choice for formal or informal hedges.


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