Meet the Breeder
John E. Houser
Woodstock, GA, USA
FULL SPEED A HEDGE® ‘American Pillar’
- Fast growing
- Dense branching
New name, same great plant! Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' arborvitae is a sport of 'Hetz Wintergreen' selected for its very rapid growth rate, dense branching structure, and tall, narrow habit. It maintains this useful desirable columnar shape with minimal pruning. It has tremendous potential in both the residential and commercial landscape market, and is an excellent specimen plant. This is the ideal plant for those who supply landscapers, as well as mail order nurseries. Take advantage of our new expanded marketing campaign and go Full Speed A Hedge®!
USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure Full sun, Part sun
Height 25 - 30'
Width 3 - 5'
Finish Time 1 season
Foliage Color Green
Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn, 2-Quart
Soil Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.
Pruning Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.
Uses Hedges; screening; mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.
Growing Tips Tolerates heat and drought once established. Very fast growing - space about 2.5' apart for a dense hedge.