Thuja American Pillar

Full Speed a Hedge® Arborvitae

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Tall, Narrow, Evergreen Shrub
American Pillar Arborvitae, like tall sentinels standing guard, will quickly provide a dense privacy screen or windbreak blocking sound and weather. This evergreen shrub was selected for its rapid growth rate, dense branching structure and tall narrow habit. Remains stately and impressive with no pruning. Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar retains its uniform columnar shape and the dense foliage provides excellent shelter for songbirds. Exceptional winter hardiness and readily withstands heavy snow. Crisp white snow clings to the bright green feathery foliage to create a dazzling picture-perfect snapshot worthy of your holiday greeting cards.

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Patent PP20,209

Plant Type Shrubs

Species occidentalis

Height Tall 25-30'

Spacing Plant 3-5'

Bloom Time Not Applicable

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-7

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Evergreen
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers

Thuja General Information

Thuja are versatile evergreen landscape plants. Dense foliage provides excellent coverage for birds. Small branches may be used for floral arrangements. Long lived. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Thuja Plant Care

Keep the soil evenly moist from spring until the soil freezes in fall. Consistent watering is especially important during the first 2 years. Requires a well-drained soil. Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer every spring. Sprinkle the granules around the base of each plant before new growth emerges and water immediately to move the fertilizer into the root zone. No pruning necessary.