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DeGroot Arborvitae - Yes or No????

Posted by ncgardner 7B (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 25, 08 at 11:23

Do any of you have any positives or negatives concerning the shrub DeGroot Arborvitae? There were 5 planted at the NC Fair and I liked the softness of the needles. They look very much like the False Cypress but I finally realized they were Arborvitae. Tall and narrow. They seem to grow wider than a Sky Pencil Holly.

I'm thinking of using 5 as a division between my yard and a neighbors. Not used as a true hedge but just to break the view a little. I don't know how they do in this area. Are our summers too hot? Any help will be appreciated.

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RE: DeGroot Arborvitae - Yes or No????

They do fine in this area and are useful for containers or small spaces, but the deer may graze on them. I don't know if that's important where you live. The deer don't radar in on them like they do daylilies or hostas, but will take an opportunistic munch now and then.

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