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Skybound Cedar

Thuja occidentalis 'Skybound'

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Skybound Cedar (Thuja occidentalis 'Skybound') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Skybound Cedar

Skybound Cedar

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Description:

New variety; an exceptionally hardy evergreen shrub; may prove to be even tougher than Brandon cedar; rich dark green scale-like foliage; the ultimate pillar in the landscape; use for screening, alleys, or as a tall hedge.

Ornamental Features

Skybound Cedar has dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Skybound Cedar is a dense evergreen tree 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 tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Skybound Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Skybound Cedar will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot 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 tree 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 microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade  Articulation  Screening 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features