The Arborvitae Woodward Globe grows in alkaline, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, clay soils.
A compact to medium-sized evergreen shrub that maintains its broadly rounded shape. Great as a specimen or accent, good for hedges, commonly used as a foundation plant.
Woodward Globe arborvitae is a compact to medium sized evergreen shrub that maintains its broadly rounded shape. The sprays of fine textured, lacy foliage are a rich green that turn shades of green and brown in winter.
The name arborvitae, is a Latin form of the French, "l'arbre de vie," which means, "tree of life." Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who assigned the Latin name to this species, picked up on other traits. The genus name, Thuja, is from a Greek word for perfume. Squeezing the evergreen leaves releases an aroma that is nothing less than nature's perfume.
The native North American tree, America Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), was useful in early canoes and medicines and became the first North American tree to be introduced to Europe. The specific name, occidentalis, means "west," the direction from Sweden where this tree was discovered.
Sprays of fine-textured, lacy foliage bright green above, pale green below that turns to shades of green and brown in winter.