Steeplechase Arborvitae

Thuja x 'Steeplechase' PP #16,094

A superb, dense, broadly pyramidal shrub with fine textured, rich green foliage. An ideal hedge or screen as well as a specimen. A wonderful alternative to Italian cypress in colder climates where a Mediterranean style is desired. Evergreen.
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4 - 8

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Full sun

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

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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh
LoreArborviate is Latin for tree of life, attesting to the evergreen foliage.
Average Size at MaturityUpright growing to 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasSteeplechase 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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