• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, or larger with age.
    Key Feature:
    Low Maintenance Hedge Plant
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:TSOO-ga ka-na-DEN-sis
    Plant type:Conifer
    Growth habit:Columnar, Narrow
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, or larger with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasColumnar evergreens offer solutions for formal and winter gardens. Use as a pair to flank entry, gate or outdoor structure. Plant in a row for informal hedge or screen; can be used as a partition between garden rooms. Add to foundation planting for winter forms that remain attractive in the off season.
    Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Magnolia (Magnolia); Weigela (Weigela); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained, neutral to lightly acidic, humus-rich soils with ample moisture. Protect from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Apply mulch to maintain a cool root zone. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune in summer to shape.Pruning time: summer.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This cultivar was developed by Monrovia and introduced in 1996. Its parent species originates in the eastern U.S. from Canada to Alabama. There are over fifty natural variations of this tree known in the wild, which have been selected in forms from large trees to low shrubs.
    This tree was used as a medicinal by Native Americans within its range.