Plant of the Week: Cheer Drops® Arborvitae

A row of Cheer Drops Arborvitae in a trial field

Cheers to the New Year!

2023 is coming to a close, and it’s about time to raise a glass and welcome 2024. What better way to ring in the new year than with a cheery native evergreen? Say hello to Cheer Drops® Arborvitae.

A fluffy Cheer Drops Arborvitae in a trial field

Cheer Drops® Arborvitae isn’t like your typical pyramidal evergreen; it naturally grows in a unique teardrop shape, giving it a truly charming presence in the garden. It makes an excellent specimen plant, or it can be used as a hedge or screening plant. Its dense, handsome, evergreen foliage gives it a lush, fluffy appearance no matter where you put it in the garden!

This delightful evergreen grows well in full sun or part shade, and there is really no need to prune it. If you wish to prune it, do so in spring before new growth begins. Cheer Drops® Arborvitae is hardy in USDA zones 3-7 and will grow to 10-18’ tall and 5-7’ wide.

Planning Your 2024 Garden?

Have you started planning your 2024 garden yet? If so, we’d love to give you some inspiration with a variety of resources! 

Gardening Simplified Landscape Guide Cover

Check out our Gardening Simplified Landscape Guide, which breaks down the elements of good planting design so you can design the garden of your dreams. 

You can also get some tips and tricks by taking a look at the blog on our Proven Winners ColorChoice website, or if you’re more of a visual person, check out the informational videos on our YouTube channel

And sign up for the Plant of the Week newsletter to get information about a new shrub every week directly to your inbox! 

No matter how you celebrate the new year, have a fabulous time, and I will be back in 2024 with another great shrub!

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