Norm Evers Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Norm Evers'

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Norm Evers Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Norm Evers') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Norm Evers Arborvitae

Norm Evers Arborvitae

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Norm Evers Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Norm Evers') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Norm Evers Arborvitae foliage

Norm Evers Arborvitae foliage

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Eastern White Cedar

Brand:  Iseli


A handsome, teardrop shaped evergreen tree with open, lacy foliage that turns copper in winter; makes an excellent articulation shrub or screen; pruning is not usually needed; very hardy, best with some sun, protect from drying winds

Ornamental Features

Norm Evers Arborvitae is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Norm Evers Arborvitae is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Norm Evers Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Norm Evers Arborvitae will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Windbreak 
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features