Botanical Name: Thuja plicata 'Steeplechase' PP16094
Form: Evergreen tree
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 15 - 20'
Spread: 5 - 8'
Spacing: 10 - 12'
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
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.
Fragrance: Strong foliage fragrance when bruised.
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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