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John E. Houser
Woodstock, GA, USA

FULL SPEED A HEDGE® ‘American Pillar’

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'American Pillar'

USPP 20,209

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A hedge of American Pillar arborvitae in winter Side view of American Pillar arborvitae showing its narrow space saving habit A woman named Mavis in front of a hedge of American Pillar arborvitae
  • Fast growing
  • Hardy
  • Dense branching
Description

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 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
15 - 20'
Width
3 - 5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

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.