Thuja occidentalis 'Spiralis'
Also called 'Spiral' Arborvitae
Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Spiralis'
More About Thuja occidentalis 'Spiralis'
- Upright, conical to pyramidal habit
- Dark green-blue foliage grows in short, spirally arranged branches
- A good cultivar for small, group plantings
- Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
'Spiral' Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips
Typically grown as a hedge they can also be used in groupings for windscreens. This cultivar will remain fuller with darker, winter foliage than the native, white cedar. 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 'Spiralis' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting