Thuja occidentalis 'Pyramidalis'Item #7303 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
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Fast growing, narrow pyramidal evergreen with bright green, soft-textured foliage. An ideal choice for a hedge or screen. Minimal shearing required to maintain its neat shape.
- DetailPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:12 to 25 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasA columnar evergreen is highly versatile. May be lined up for visual barrier, informal hedge or moderate windscreen. Consider a pair of them to flank a driveway entry or that of a larger house. Often used perfectly spaced in two parallel rows to create an enhanced focal point and perspective. Well suited to softening very tall barren walls of a house.Companion PlantsExploit contrast by using open headed flowering trees to contrast against dark green arborvitae. Try Cheal's Weeping Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'), Golden Raindrops Crabapple, (Malus transitoria 'Schmidcutleaf'), Celestial Dogwood, (Cornus x 'Rutdan'), Fort McNair Horse Chestnut, (Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
- History & LoreHistory:This species is a native to the northeastern quadrant of North America well into Canada. An important species of the wet-mesic coniferous forests. Oil is distilled from its foliage used in perfume and medicine. Decay resistant wood is milled for fence posts and foundations.Lore:The foliage is rich in Vitamin C which was used by Native Americans and early Europeans to treat scurvy, hence the common name translation "tree of life".