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Spring Grove® Western Arborvitae Thuja plicata

  • Part Sun to 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
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
360" 144"
240 - 360"
120 - 144"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 7

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
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

Media, PA, 19063

My Current Zone

  • Details


    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 Interest
    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    240 - 360 Inches
    144 - 180 Inches
    120 - 144 Inches
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Uses 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
  • 6 Reviews

    • Very disappointed with PW Spring Grove. 10 of of 30 died all planted at the same time. No warranty DO BUY from Prover Winner. Local Wards warranty for 1 year over winter too.

      dayne kelly
      , United States
      , 38 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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!

      Tammy B
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • All around the best in every way ! it even smells nice.

      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Fast and beautiful, nothing bothers it. It does need full sun or it will grow slowly. I have some in a shady area, they are just OK, the other 15 are in full sune and grow about 1.5-2 feet per year.

      Bill C.
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • 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.

      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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