Arborvitae Green Valley™

Arborvitae Green Valley™

Thuja plicata ‘BLTP’ PPIP

Our native Western Red Cedars are beautiful, but smaller spaces can be too much of a good thing. Green Valley was selected for its slower growth, disease resistance, and heat tolerance. Growing around one foot each year, they are excellent choices for hedges and screening.

Sunset Zones

2–9, 14–24

USDA Zones

-20°F to -10°F USDA zones 5–9

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 9b

Arborvitae Green Valley™ Features

Plant Dimensions

20' high x 8' wide

Landscape Use

Coastal, Container, Hedge

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Tolerates Clay Soil, Upright Habit, Winter / Fall Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest


Dark green foliage year-round

Flowering Season


Arborvitae Green Valley™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in spring


No pruning needed


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 95123 is located in Zone: 9b with a temperature range of: 25 to 30 °F.