Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionLooking for festive holiday decor? Repurpose 'Green Giant' arborvitae (Thuja) into the perfect accent in your patio, entryways, family rooms, or even tablescapes. 'Green Giant' is short (32" tall) with dense, dark green foliage. Its evergreen foliage has a soft texture and a light fragrance that will add appeal through the holiday season (without dropping needles). Enjoy its natural beauty, or dress it up with lights and ornaments.
Unlike other Christmas trees, this one can be planted in your landscape in spring if given proper care through winter. Each tree comes wrapped with decorative paper and tied together with a twine bow. Keep it in its original container or replant it into a larger, more decorative pot with average potting soil. Trees will be happiest when kept outdoors, receiving at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Shelter from winter winds and keep the soil moist to ensure they don't dry out.
Arborvitae trees last the longest outdoors, but can be enjoyed indoors for short periods when positioned away from heating vents and near windows with bright light. DetailsBotanical name: Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant' Common name: Arborvitae, green giant arborvitae Zone: 5 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Features: Privacy & screening, evergreens Uses: Background, foundation planting, hedge, privacy, screen How To GrowSoil: Use average potting mix when growing in containers. In the landscape, 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: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. It's important to plant it in a container with holes for proper drainage. Fertilizing: None required to enjoy for the holidays. However, if you're planting outdoors after, apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Keep your potted plants in an area with protection from strong winter winds. In zones 5 and colder, try moving your pots to an unheated garage or shed with windows for overwintering. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out. 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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Mini Christmas & Holiday Trees: A new way to use arborvitae
Repurpose arborvitae as mini living Holiday/Christmas trees this season for a festive and long-lasting display! Decorate them with lights and ornaments or let them shine on their own.