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Arborvitae - Degroots Spire / Size 2
Degroots Spire Arborvitae/Thuja

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Our Price: $12.95

Product Code: ARBDEG2

Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

Overall Description

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

--Mature Height : 12 - 16 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6"- 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to part shade

--Soil Preference :
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.

--Recommended Spacing :
2 1/2 - 3 ft apart recommended for screen or border type plantings

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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