Arborvitae Brandon

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Product ID#: abran
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Product Description
Fruit Color Brown, Green
Mature Plant Size (H x W) 12-15' x 6-8'
Brandon Arborvitae evergreen tree is a narrow, densely branched, cone-shaped arborvitae selected for its use on the open prairie. Excellent as a specimen or tall evergreen hedge with good winter-burn resistance. A top seller among our commercial and residential customers.
  • Mature Plant Size (H x W) Mature Plant Size (H x W): 12-15' x 6-8'
Key features
  • Attracts Birds
  • Winter Interest
  • Walnut Toxicity Resistant
  • Cut Flower
Planting Care

Planting & Care for Brandon Arborvitae

Choosing the Right Location
  • Select a location with well-draining soil and full to partial sunlight.
  • Ensure the area has enough space for the mature size of the Brandon Arborvitae
Digging the Hole
  • Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball and slightly shallower than its height.
  • Loosen the soil in the hole to promote root growth. 
Planting B&B Trees
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree - this is called the root
    flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole.
  • Backfill ½ of the hole with soil and completely saturate the soil with water.
  • Once the tree is straight and located as desired:
    • Cut and remove twine.
    • Remove or bend back top ⅓ of metal basket.
    • Remove exposed burlap from top of ball.
    • Fill the hole to the top of ball with soil, then soak well with water and let settle.
Pruning - After Planting
  • B & B evergreens don't have to be pruned at the time of planting. Except for any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant that will help in the transplanting process and the appearance of your new planting.
  • Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the Brandon Arborvitae to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Keep the mulch away from the trunk to prevent rot.
Winter Care
  • Water the Arborvitae well in the fall before the ground freezes to prevent winter desiccation.
  • Consider wrapping young Arborvitaes with burlap to protect against winter winds if you live in a very extreme climate. 
Monitoring and Care
  • Regularly check the soil moisture and adjust watering accordingly.
  • Keep an eye on the overall health of the Arborvitae and address any issues promptly.
Growth Expectations
  • The Brandon Arborvitae typically grows at a moderate rate and reaches a mature height of 12-15' and width of 6-8'.

Planting & Handling Help

Download our Planting and Handling Guide below to plan for a successful arrival and install of your plants. Be sure to water all plants as soon as they arrive and every day until you’re ready to plant. Keep any bare root bundles in a shady, cool spot with the roots covered at all times.

Learn More

Watch our videos on handling bare root plants, how your order is prepared for shipment and more.

Plant Sizing

What is the difference between Containers, Grow Bags, Bare Root, and Balled & Burlap (B&B)?

Shipping Times

Our FedEx and local shipping times depend on two factors, one is by the region and the second is the type of product being shipped. For example, small fruits are only shipped in spring, but majority of our perennials are shipped from spring until fall. Keep in mind the dates below act as a general guide. Due to unpredictable weather, staffing, inventory and industry demands these timelines can change. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any of these times.


Shipping Dates by Region*


Northern Cold Region: April 22nd - November 7th

Northern Region: April 15th - November 7th

Middle Region: April 1st - November 7th

Southern Region: March 15th - November 7th

Local Delivery (small radius from Waterloo, WI): April 22nd - November 7th


Shipping Dates by Season*


Spring Shipping: Region Start Date (above) - May

Fall Shipping: September - November


Due to unpredictable weather, these times may vary. Some varieties are exceptions due to heat and plant health reasons. Enter your shipping zip code at the top of this page and be sure to check the shipping information on each product before you add it to your cart. If the product is too large or restricted in your state, you will not be able to checkout with that item in your cart.