Thuja occidentalis 'Pyramidalis'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
|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".|
|Average Size at Maturity||12 to 25 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Does not flower|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.|
|Companion Plants||Exploit 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').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8