Pyramidal Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Pyramidalis'

Fast growing, narrow pyramidal evergreen with bright green, soft-textured foliage. An ideal choice for a hedge or screen. Minimal shearing required to maintain its neat shape.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.

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LoreThe 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 Maturity12 to 25 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
Companion PlantsExploit 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

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