This is a greatly improved form of Arborvitae, with denser, fuller foliage, especially at the top of the tree, and also a slightly broader shape that covers more ground. With its rich green, beautifully textured foliage, this superb evergreen is one of the best choices available today for creating a tall hedge, and also makes a beautiful specimen for a larger yard or meadow. Matures to 15-20' tall and 5-8' wide in 10 years. Easy and carefree to grow, it becomes more heat and drought tolerant with age, and needs no care at all once established! Zones 5-8. 4" pot. Thuja plicata 'Steeplechase' PP16094.
Botanical Name: Thuja plicata 'Steeplechase' PP16094
Common Name: Arborvitae
Form: Evergreen tree
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 15 - 20'
Spread: 5 - 8'
Spacing: 10 - 12'
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: Superb evergreen choice as a hedge or specimen planting for the landscape. Gorgeous, feathery foliage adds great texture to the garden and makes a nice backdrop for other plants. Said to have finer texture and denser foliage than other varieties of Thuja. Tolerant of heat and humidity as it matures. Good resistance to drought, rain and strong winds.
Foliage Type: Evergreen, feathery, lustrous, dark green foliage. Yellowish green in winter. Highly fragrant when brushed between fingers.
Pruning: Prune to maintain its tight pyramidal habit.
Pruning Time: Late winter.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, moisture-retentive, fertile soil. Becomes more drought tolerant as it matures.
Additional Information: Increasingly popular as its merits become more appreciated. Discovered as a branch sport of Thuja 'Green Giant' by Manor View Farm.
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