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Fluffy® Western Arborvitae Thuja plicata

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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" 120"
Height
60 - 120"
Spread
60 - 120"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    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: 
    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
    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' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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