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Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

Also called Degroot's Spire Arborvitae


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More About Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

  • Narrow, upright, conical, with sharply ascending branches
  • Twisted, scale-like, medium-green, chamaecyparis-like foliage
  • An excellent selection for providing a vertical accent
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions

Interesting Notes:

Benefits from watering well in the fall and during prolonged, winter dryness. Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.

Zone:

3

Height:

6-8 m

Spread:

80-125 cm
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Degroot's Spire Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

Typically grown as a hedge, this cedar can also be used in groupings for windscreens. Tolerates a wide range of soils, however, it does best in moist, humid conditions and mulching is recommended for the root zones. If planted in the summer or fall, protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended for the first season.


Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Compact
Pyramidal
Columnar

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen
Screening (privacy)
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'