NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Evergreens are a group of plants that naturally garner a gardener’s attention during these bleak days of winter. There are many types of evergreens from which to choose, including those with painfully sharp needles to those with more user-friendly scale-like and soft foliage. Of course, the emphasis may not be totally on foliage, since some evergreens offer wonderful bark or perhaps an invigorating fragrance from the foliage. There are a number of evergreens that meet these criteria, but one genus that readily comes to mind is Thuja, commonly called Arborvitae!
Article by Bruce Crawford, Manager of Horticulture, Morris County Park Commission