Arborvitae - Western

Thuja plicata


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Three specimens of Spring Grove Western arborvitae growing in a hedge like formation Two specimens of large pyramidal Spring Grove Western arborvitae growing side by side YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Fast growing
  • Hardy
  • Deer resistant
Spring Grove® is a fast growing, cold hardy selection of Western arborvitae shows excellent resistance to deer browsing. Selected for its superior winter color and hardiness, it maintains a dark green, glossy color even in winter and has survived -25°F temperatures. The tight pyramidal habit makes it an especially nice choice for creating fast-growing privacy screens.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 25 - 30'

Width 12 - 15'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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 Outstanding as a hedge or screen.

Growing Tips Western arborvitae shows considerable resistance to deer browsing. Foliage has a bold, braided look.