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Spring Grove® Arborvitae

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One of the finest tall hedging evergreens, this outstanding variety has dense sprays of shiny rich green leaves on a tightly upright form with a pinnacle top; takes pruning very well, makes an excellent hedge, both trimmed and natural

Characteristics

Species:
plicata
Other Species Names:
Giant Arborvitae, Western Red Cedar
Average Landscape Height:
30 feet
Average Landscape Width:
12 feet
Genus:
Thuja
Cultivar:
Grovepli
Branching:
decurrent
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
pyramidal
Canopy:
low
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Spring Grove® Arborvitae is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has forest green evergreen foliage. The glossy scale-like sprays of foliage remain forest green throughout the winter. The shaggy antique red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Spring Grove® Arborvitae is a dense evergreen tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Spring Grove® Arborvitae will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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