• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Upright growing to 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise Plant
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Plant type:Conifer
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Upright growing to 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Garden styleRustic
    Design IdeasSteeplechase may be the best hedging evergreen on the market today. Use to block out adjacent multistory buildings or unsightly land uses. Narrow enough to run in gaps between driveways and in side yards. A superior choice to enclose outdoor living spaces for year around privacy. Well suited to a wind protection screen and may be useful in mitigating traffic noise as sound attenuation barrier.
    Companion PlantsTrees with vivid color stand out boldly against this evergreen backround. Try Saratoga Maidenhair Tree, (Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'), Summer Red Maple, (Acer rubrum 'Summer Red'), Purple Fountain Beech, (Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'), and Black Tulip Magnolia, (Magnolia soulangiana 'JURmag1'). Very nice against Golden Spirit Smoke Tree, (Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot')
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    A branch sport of Thuja 'Green Giant' discovered at Manor View Farm in 1990. Steeplechase and it's parent 'Green Giant' are believed to be a hybrid of the American western arborvitae and the Japanese species, but not related to the slower eastern American form.
    Arborviate is Latin for tree of life, attesting to the evergreen foliage.