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Morgan Chinese Arborvitae

Thuja orientalis 'Morgan'
    7 reviews
Morgan Chinese Arborvitae
Morgan Chinese Arborvitae
Morgan Chinese Arborvitae
Morgan Chinese Arborvitae
Morgan Chinese Arborvitae
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Morgan Chinese Arborvitae
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Morgan Chinese Arborvitae

Thuja orientalis 'Morgan'
    7 reviews

Compact, Conical Shape With No Pruning Required!!

  • A Unique Miniature Evergreen
  • Add Color to Tight Spaces!
  • Try this Dwarf Thuja Shrub in Containers
  • Soft, Feathery Foliage
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The Morgan Chinese Arborvitae is a fantastic dwarf tree for containers, small spaces, and rock or zen gardens. This Thuja shrub is hardy, adaptable, tolerant and easy to grow. With a pleasant conical to pyramidal, naturally clean shape and out of this world color the Morgan Thuja is a huge hit with our customers with exceptional taste!

Let's talk color! This evergreen chameleon has a golden to lime green color in late spring and summer. As the weather cools a rusty orange takes over the foliage. In the full chill of winter this bronze color often deepens to a regal burgundy purple. You will enjoy quite a show year-round with this Chinese Arborvitae. With shades of yellow, green, red, orange, and purple the Morgan Thuja is truly a chameleon plant!

Key Features

  • The Morgan Arborvitae will add a pop of color that actually changes throughout the year. What an exciting evergreen for your landscape!
  • This thuja is hardy. It is disease resistant, adaptable to wet and dry soil (as long as it drains), drought tolerant, and easy to grow!
  • This shrub or dwarf tree is great for even the smallest gardens. It even grows well in containers...and looks stunning too!

Order yours today! We only have a limited selection of this rare plant!

Morgan Chinese Arborvitae FAQ

Where Should I Plant This Arborvitae?

This shrub is adaptable to a variety of well drained soils and thrives in a spot with full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-9. Plant this distinctive evergreen in mixed beds, garden getaways, and mass plantings.

When Is The Best Time To Prune This Shrub?

There is no need to prune your arborvitae. It maintains a naturally clean shape without pruning.

What Are Good Companion Plants For The Morgan Chinese Arborvitae?

Hostas and junipers pair well with this shrub in mixed beds, garden getaways, and mass plantings.

Caring for Morgan Chinese Arborvitae

The Morgan Chinese Arborvitae is an easy plant to grow. Look forward to disease and pest resistance in this hardy evergreen. Once established these slow growing shrubs are drought tolerant.

Plant your arborvitae in full to part sun. This conifer is adaptable to various soil types and environmental conditions. Fertilize when planting and once yearly in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer. There is no need to prune your arborvitae. It maintains a naturally clean shape without trimming.

Thujas do need to be watered heavily at time of planting. Be sure not to let your new trees dry out within the first few months before they are established. Water deeply about 2 times per week rather than smaller amounts several times per week. This ensures that the roots grow properly. We recommend watering your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting. Adding 2 inches of mulch is a great choice for newly planted Arborvitaes. This will help keep the soil moist during the crucial early period when the roots are acclimating to their new home. Watering in times of drought will encourage faster growth and a healthier plant.

Landscape ideas

The Morgan Thuja is easy to grow and takes up minimal space.

Plant this distinctive evergreen in mixed beds, garden getaways, and mass plantings. 

Morgan's Arborvitae adds a clean look to rock gardens without pruning.

Try this shrub in a container to add color and class to your entryway, porch, patio, or deck.


Shop other evergreen trees such as the Thuja Green Giant, Italian Cypress, or Dwarf Alberta Spruce.

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Growing Zones 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 1-2 Feet
Fall Color Green

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