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Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' Arborvitae

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Description

  • The fastest way to grow your own privacy
  • Can grow up to 2'/year under ideal conditions
  • Narrow habit saves space.
  • Provides green foliage and coverage year-round.
  • Ships at an average size of 35" tall, floor to tip.
  • Zones 3-8, sun/part sun, 20' tall x 5' wide at maturity.
Zone 3-8
Light part sun/sun
very tall

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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More Information

Description No other hedge plant can hold a candle to the rapid growth and narrow, space-saving habit of Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis). It solves the problem of both waiting forever for an evergreen hedge to fill in AND taking up too much space in your (and your neighbors') yard once it does. It combines the rapid growth rate of 'Green Giant' arborvitae with the compact, space-saving shape of Emerald Green arborvitae. Plant 'American Pillar' arborvitaes with their centers 2.5' apart - eight plants will provide 20' of lush, year-round privacy. With proper care, you can practically watch them grow, turning your yard into an oasis of privacy.   Note: Ships at an average size of 35" tall, floor to tip. Details Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'American Pillar'
Patent: USPP 20,209
Common Name: Arborvitae
Zone: 3 - 8
Sun Exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x Width: 15-20' tall, 3-5' wide
Foliage Color: Green
Season of Interest: Year-round
Features:Privacy & screening, heat tolerant, evergreens, cold tolerant
Uses: Specimen, hedge
How To Grow Soil: Grow in any moist but well-draining soil. Avoid very wet sites; tolerates some dryness once established.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Water: Average
Space: 2.5' apart
Fertilizing: Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring if desired.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; Avoid extreme dry soil in autumn, which can cause the evergreen foliage to dry out in winter.
Maintenance: No pruning is required for Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' to grow as a dense, tight, narrow pyramid. It can be trimmed if desired.

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Customer Reviews

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B.S. (Washington)
Full Speed A Hedge ‘American Pillar’ Arborvitae

First, The shipping was fast, and the plants were well packed, there’s also instructions that come with them, the Arborvitaes are absolutely beautiful! I’m very impressed! I ordered 29 in two different shipments, I highly recommended Great Garden Plants! I will order from them again!! Great job!! 🤩

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S.G. (New York)
Run don't walk...These are a garden must!!!

I have waited for so long to purchase these. Finally, after having prepared the area with a little berm and some soil...I was ready. I ordered 24 of these on 10/15/22 and they arrived on 10/20/22. They are absolutely fabulous. A few were unhealthy, but customer service were on top of their game. Replacements were promptly issued. I will be updating on the replacements, as well as progress over time.
10/24 Update. The replacements arrived in perfect condition. Will be planting them soon.

L
Ling,C (Ohio)
Happy to received !!

I bought 32 American pillar arborvitae.
Most of them are in a healthy condition,only three or four plants are relatively weak. I hope they will grow stronger next spring. I will continue to update my reviews.

D
D.S. (Virginia)
Love my new Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' Arborvitae

Plants arrived extremely healthy and much bigger than I expected. Got them planted. Can't wait to see how fast they grow.

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W.Q. (North Carolina)
Very pleased!

We bought 36 American Pillar Aborvitae around June and all of them are doing very well and showing good growth already. Very pleased. We will hopefully buy more next year.