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Fluffy® Western Arborvitae Thuja plicata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 60 - 120 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Fluffy® Western Arborvitae Thuja plicata
Part Sun to Sun 60 - 120

Features

It's so...fluffy!

You'll love what Fluffy Western arborvitae does for your landscape! This unique evergreen has soft, bold foliage that emerges yellow and gives the plant a halo-like effect in the landscape. Its cheerful color persists even in winter. It naturally grows with a pyramidal shape that adds structure and shape to the garden. Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to grow Fluffy Arborvitae:

- A very unique effect in both color and texture.

- Easy care: keeps its pyramidal shape without pruning.

- Native to North America.

Winter Interest
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Evergreen
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
60 - 120 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 120 Inches
Spread: 
60 - 120 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
Yellow and green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Thanks to its distinctive habit and colorful foliage, Fluffy makes a true statement in the landscape. Try it as a specimen, or pair them at a door or entrance for a dash of fun formality.

Maintenance Notes: 

Plant Western arborvitae in moist but well-drained soil. If you wish to prune it, do so in spring, after the new growth has begun to flush out.

Fun Facts: 

The foliage of Western arborvitae has a very distinctive braided look. While deer may certainly browse it, Western arborvitae (Thuja plicata) is generally considered to be more deer resistant than its counterpart, Eastern arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis).

Fluffy® Thuja plicata 'SMNTPGF' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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