We planted 13 trees, each between 4 and 5 feet tall in May 2010. These beautiful trees are now between 17 and 19 feet tall and have proven to be hardy, fast growing and beautiful! Pruning/thinning branches causes spurts of upward growth. We live in South Central Washington, a semi-arid desert. These trees have been exposed to our harsh desert heat with triple digit temps for weeks at a time and have been coated with ice and snow during the winter but do not show the stress our Emerald Green Arborvitae do. At time of planting we added peat moss to our sandy soil and give these trees plenty of water. We are rewarded with a beautiful, hardy, fast growing privacy screen! I need to buy 6 more!
Spring Grove® Western Arborvitae Thuja plicata
The solution to deer problems! This fast growing, cold hardy selection of Western Arborvitae shows excellent resistance to deer browsing. Spring Grove was selected for its superior winter color and hardiness. It maintains a dark green, glossy color even in Midwest winters, and has survived -25 degree temperatures. The tight pyramidal habit works nicely in landscape designs, and its hardiness and deer resistance makes it a good choice for many suburban locations, especially for creating fast-growing privacy screens.Foliage InterestFall InterestWinter InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:TallGarden Height:240 - 360 InchesSpacing:144 - 180 InchesSpread:120 - 144 InchesFlower Shade:NoneFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:ModerateBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Excellent landscape plant that grows quickly, excellent as a screen. Good to hold banks, as a specimen, and in winter gardens. Good for woodland gardens, as screens and in shrub borders.Maintenance Notes:
Prefers moist, well drained, fertile soils. Adaptable to a range of pH. Best if pruned in late fall. Medium moisture. Often found in the wild on moist flats, slopes, banks of rivers and swamps, even found in bogs. Evergreen shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for evergreens. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.Spring Grove® Thuja plicata 'Grovepli' N/A
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Tammy B, Washington, United States, 9 years ago
All around the best in every way ! it even smells nice.Anna, Michigan, United States, 12 years ago
I love this tree! It is great in the winter whether there is tons of snow or ice, this tree keeps its shape and doesn't break. Wonderful the rest of the year for a screen from the neighbors. The deer never touch it!Kristin Kuprel, Pennsylvania, United States, 12 years ago
This variety of western arbovitae is outstanding in all respects. It grows fast, but has a central leader that grows strong. It has withstood 80 mph sustained wind for 9 hours and many ice storms without even breaking a twig.Jared, Kentucky, United States, 12 years ago