Arborvitaes are popular evergreens to use as hedges and screenings. Nigra is a broad, pyramidal cultivar of our native arborvitae (Northern White Cedar). Fan-like needles are deep green, and have good color retention throughout the year. It is a hardy and adaptable conifer once established. Avoid planting in shaded areas and wet sites. Nigra Arborvitae makes an attractive hedge or screen.