Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata'
Also called Pyramid Arborvitae
More About Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata'
- Upright, narrow, conical to pyramidal habit
- Medium green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
- An excellent plant for screening in protected, shady areas
- Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
Proper pruning or shearing techniques should be used when shaping and forming a hedge to limit snow and ice damage. Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
Pyramid Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips
Typically grown as a hedge, pyramidal cedars can also be used in groupings for windscreens. This cultivar is similar to the Emerald Eastern white cedar and is a good solution for landscapes where space is an issue, as it stays very narrow and compact. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.
Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata' Characteristics
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesScreening (privacy)