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Fluffy® Western Arborvitae Thuja plicata

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
120" 60"
Height
60 - 120"
Spread
36 - 60"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 120 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 60 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
    Light Requirement: 
    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' USPP 30,762, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

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    • I purchased 4 of these Fluffy® Western Arborvitae & 4 lived. After 12 months, they've more than doubled in size. Very tough plants that’s survived the winter in small pots.

      Mackenzie Henry
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 22 sec ago
    • I purchased 4 of these Fluffy® Western Arborvitae & 3 died. After 30 days there's no refunds & you just lose your money.

      Sandra Bellomy
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 1 day ago
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