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Techny Arborvitae

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Evergreen, bare-root

Zones:  4-9

Soil Type:  Clay & Loamy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height & Width:  12-15' Height and 6-10' Spread

Growth Rate:  Moderate - 12-24" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average


Plant Characteristics

Techny Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis - Techny

Techny is a broad, compact pyramidal arborvitae reaching about 15' tall and 6-10' wide at maturity. This evergreen has dark green, fern-like foliage. Techny is drought tolerant, extremely cold hardy and resistant to wind burn. The Techny Arborvitae is low maintenance, adaptable to many soils and makes a great privacy hedge even in partially shaded areas.

This evergreen is a fine choice along patios, property lines or anywhere you need a privacy screen.  Planting these trees 3-4' apart will give you a thick and solid living wall that looks beautiful year round. Also sold under the name 'Mission'.

Common uses for the Techny Arborvitae:

  • Privacy screen or living fence
  • Evergreen for year-round color
  • Smaller scale windbreaks
  • Shelter for many types of birds

The dense foliage of the Techny Arborvitae provides great nesting and roosting cover for many types of small birds.

Product Questions

How well do Techny Arbrovitae handle drying winds? I am zone 4, but am on sort of a ridge with no protection that gets significant wind.
Question by: Luke De Jong on Apr 8, 2021, 9:37 AM
Evergreens remain green because they never go entirely dormant. Because of this, they require sufficient water throughout the entire year. In late autumn, it is important to provide a very deep, long watering of evergreens. The water will form an ice ball which encases the roots. During the freeze/thaw cycle throughout winter, the tree will receive water as the ice ball melts. Evergreens, including Arborvitae are susceptible to winter burn in the colder zones. Although the deep watering in late autumn is not a guarantee that an evergreen will not experience winter burn, it is certainly a necessary process to increase success rate through winter.
Answer by: Chief River Nursery on Apr 9, 2021, 4:01 PM