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Arborvitae / Thuja
Arborvitae - Degroots Spire / Size 1
Degroots Spire Arborvitae / Thuja
Nice Pyramidal / Columnar Growth
*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail late fall / early winter 2014
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 16" tall
*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii
PLANT DESCRIPTIONS & FACTS
Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'
Degroot's Spire is a very nice columnar form of Arborvitae with good, dark green foliage. It has rather short branches which are spirally arranged - foliage is unique when compared to most thuja varieties. It is almost "fan" shaped. Holds good green color all year long. Excellent for use where width needs to be restricted. Has a somewhat "formal" look to it - especially when used to line driveways, property lines, or along fence rows. Prefers average to slightly acidic soil with good drainage - mulching, and use of organic humus is exceptionally beneficial. Accepts full sun to part shade.
Plant Facts & Specifications
20 - 25 ft
4 - 6 ft
Moderate ( 6"- 10" avg per yr )
4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Full sun to part shade
Average to slightly sandy, well drained, and slightly acidic
--Foliage Color & Texture:
Very dark green foliage that is slightly shorter in length than typical arborvitae foliage. Foliage is arranged in very tight, rounded fanlike sprays
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Not much to mention - occasional small cones have been found on older specimens. Cones are small ( 1/4" to 1/2" ), and start as a pale green color, ripening to a rich brown.
--Diseases / Insects:
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety.
2 1/2 - 3 ft apart recommended for screen or border type plantings
--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
- 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & foliage color, we highly recommend
Organic Fertilizer & Soil Amendment. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.
may be used at anytime.
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