Three Spring Grove arborvitae plants against a blue sky and surrounded by melting snow.Three Spring Grove arborvitae plants against a blue sky and surrounded by melting snow.

Spring Grove® Western Arborvitae

Spring Grove arborvitae might be the largest shrub in the line of Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs, but it has a lot to offer! It’s a fast-growing selection of the beautiful, striking North American native Western arborvitae (Thuja plicata). That makes it an ideal choice for planting a lush privacy hedge that creates a storybook setting for any home, business, museum, or church. Though Western arborvitae aren’t quite as hardy as their Eastern counterpart (Thuja occidentalis), they do show better deer resistance, so with protection, may be a better choice as for an evergreen hedge for those who struggle with deer damage to their plants and landscapes.

Top reasons to grow Spring Grove arborvitae:

  • Fast growing for speedy coverage
  • Evergreen foliage has a thick, glossy, “braided” look
  • Tall, broad habit provides privacy from the side and from above

Additional information

Dimensions10 × 25 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Thuja plicata</i> 'Grovepli'

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color

Green

Height

25-30'

Width/Spread

10-12'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Evergreen, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest

SKU: 85418 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Not required; Spring Grove naturally grows into a pyramidal shape. As a young plant, it may be trimmed in late spring if desired, but will soon grow so large that pruning to shape becomes impossible without specialized equipment.

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