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Skybound Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Skybound'

A stately columnar evergreen with exceptional cold hardiness. The narrow upright form with dark green foliage is excellent for use in mass plantings, as a hedge plant or as a privacy screen, and requires little to no pruning.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 15 to 18 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Lilac (Syringa)

Prefers deep, fertile, loamy, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Provide shelter from drying winds, and some shade in hotter regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Mulch root zone to conserve moisture. Fertilize when new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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