Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'
Also called Degroot's Spire Arborvitae
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
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.
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
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting