STING® Arborvitae

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 15-20' Width/Spread: 1-1.5'

Where drama and utility meet. Sting® arborvitae is a thrilling statement plant, it literally looks like an exclamation point in the landscape, and it takes up less than 2 square feet of space. You get all the interest a 20 foot tall plant has to offer and you’ll still have space for close companion planting. This narrow evergreen defines spaces as a foundation plant, space-saving hedge, and of course as a specimen.

Why grow Sting® arborvitae?

  • Tiny footprint, easy to pop into the garden
  • Totally unique way to bring structure to a space
  • Evergreen for year-round interest


Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Not required; North Pole arborvitae naturally grows as a narrow column. If you do wish to trim, that may be done in late spring

Botanical Name

Thuja occidentalis 'SMNTOO' PP#34,292; CBRAF


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Moist, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Year Round, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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