Care Guide for Blue Cone Arbovitae


  • Choose location with well-draining soil.
  • Dig hole twice the width and depth of root ball.
  • Place tree in hole, ensuring root ball is level with soil.
  • Fill hole with soil and gently press down.
  • Water thoroughly to settle soil around roots.


  • Easily grown in a range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted.
  • Avoid wet and soggy soils. 


  • Apply 2-3 inch layer of mulch around tree base.
  • Helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, regulate soil temperature.


  • Thrives in full sun.
  • Avoid planting in areas that receive less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day.


  • Water well every 2-3 days until established. 
  • Water frequently during extremely hot months. 
  • Once established, water only during extended periods of drought.


  • Fertilize during early spring with a slow-release, well-balanced fertilizer.


  • Pruning is not necessary. 
  • Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months.