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Thuja occidentalis 'Spiralis'

Also called 'Spiral' Arborvitae


 Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Spiralis'

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca'

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca'

Blue Nootka Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aurea'

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aurea'

Golden Nootka Falsecypress

 
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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

Interesting Notes:

Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for  winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.

Zone:

3

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

2-3 m
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'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

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Columnar
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green
Black

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Screening (privacy)
Hedge