Degroot's Spire Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

SKU
07281
A beautiful, tall, narrow form, perfect to plant between buildings. The rich green foliage takes on a purple cast in winter. Its twisted texture on the pyramidal form tolerates shearing nicely, for a more tailored column. Cold hardy and reliable. Ideal as matched pairs or planted in multiples for an attractive screen. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-sih-den-TAY-liss
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA valuable hardy alternative to cypress. Produces a fine columnar form used in rows, pairs or as a single specimen. Perfect for an evergreen privacy screen or rich background for water features and art. Performs well in the wet, low lying areas of your garden or natural swamps and bogs. Place in paired containers as a formal statement to an entry or drive.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Thrives in deep, enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soil; dislikes dry conditions. Mulch around root zone to conserve moisture. Shelter from harsh, drying winds. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize and prune to shape in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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