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Degroot's Spire Cedar

Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

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Degroot's Spire Cedar (Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

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Height: 5 feet

Spread: 24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 3b

Description:

A pencil-thin spire-like evergreen, with a spiraling tendency of growth; slower growing, but a most unique specimen in the hands of inspired gardeners; hardy and adaptable; use as a solitary; best with some sun, requires a sheltered location.

Ornamental Features:

Degroot's Spire Cedar has green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Degroot's Spire Cedar is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Degroot's Spire Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Degroot's Spire Cedar will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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