Thuja x 'Steeplechase' PP #16,094
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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|Lore||Arborviate is Latin for tree of life, attesting to the evergreen foliage.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Upright growing to 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Steeplechase may be the best hedging evergreen on the market today. Use to block out adjacent multistory buildings or unsightly land uses. Narrow enough to run in gaps between driveways and in side yards. A superior choice to enclose outdoor living spaces for year around privacy. Well suited to a wind protection screen and may be useful in mitigating traffic noise as sound attenuation barrier.|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Trees with vivid color stand out boldly against this evergreen backround. Try Saratoga Maidenhair Tree, (Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'), Summer Red Maple, (Acer rubrum 'Summer Red'), Purple Fountain Beech, (Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'), and Black Tulip Magnolia, (Magnolia soulangiana 'JURmag1'). Very nice against Golden Spirit Smoke Tree, (Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot')|
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: 4-8