Degroot's Spire Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|Care||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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