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Nordic Spire Arborvitae

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Nordic Spire Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Nordic Spire’)A unique columnar-conical evergreen accent for home landscape use; develops lower branches with red-brown shaggy bark and flat hanging foliage; a most unique specimen in the hands of inspired gardeners, hardy and adaptable, use as a solitary or in grouping; best with some sun; deer resistant

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
25 feet
Average Landscape Width:
15 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Thuja
Species:
standishii
Cultivar:
Nordic Spire
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
columnar-conical
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Other Species Names:
Japanese Arborvitae
Branching:
Single Stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

Nordic Spire Arborvitae is a columnar-conical conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its unique columnar form. It has rich green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

A unique columnar-conical evergreen accent for home landscape use; develops lower branches with red-brown shaggy bark and flat hanging foliage; a most unique specimen in the hands of inspired gardeners, hardy and adaptable, use as a solitary or in grouping; best with some sun; deer resistant

Planting & Growing

Nordic Spire Arborvitae will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and does not need to be planted in a relatively sheltered location.

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