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Old 02-28-2017, 11:48 PM
Location: East Bay RI
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I'm planning to plant 5-6' tall hetz wintergreen arborvitae to block a view of a parking lot and apartment building behind my lot. I have a 37' space to cover. I know these eventually grow tall but stay fairly narrow. What is the ideal spacing? I have read 3' works but can take a few years to fill the gaps. Should I do 2-2.5' or is 3 my best bet?

Any planting and care tips are welcome as well. I have heard this cultivar is fairly hardy and not particular to soil.

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Old 03-01-2017, 03:49 AM
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Stagger them like this. Each one is three feet apart, but you still get a filled in look to help block the parking lot.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:26 AM
Location: NC
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Staggering is the best idea, but if you cannot do that, do not reduce the preferred spacing as you need really good airflow with those mature plants to prevent disease/insect damage.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:50 PM
Location: The Ocean State
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Hi dh1989,

I live in RI as well and was wondering where you found those 5-6ft Hetz Wintergreen Arbs? Was looking to get a few to block a neighbor's second story deck from my backyard.

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