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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DescriptionFast-growing and cold hardy, Spring Grove® (Thuja plicata) is a stunning selection of Western Arborvitae. Maintaining its glossy green color even in harsh winters, this arborvitae adds attractive year-round interest and privacy to large landscapes. In need of something low maintenance? Look no further; Spring Grove maintains it's tidy pyramidal habit without trimming, and its foliage has shown resistance to deer, making it an excellent worry-free addition to your landscape.DetailsBotanical name: Thuja plicata 'Grovepli' Common name: Arborvitae - Western Zone: 5 - 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to par-sun (4-6 hrs sun/day) Height x width: 25-30' tall x 12-15' wide Flower color: Evergreen conifer, does not flower Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Bloom time: Grown for foliage Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, native, heat tolerant, evergreen, deer resistant Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Avoid very wet sites; tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part-sun (4-6 hrs sun/day) Water: Average. Space: 12-15' apart. Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden 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. May be trimmed if desired.
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All 13 stayed green and look good after about 3 months.
Spring Grove Western Arborvitae
Sadly, four of the six Western Arborvitae I purchased from you are dead. Despite my best efforts to help them thrive by making sure they were well covered on the two nights we had a bit of from, to making sure they were watered, four of them are completely dead. I would be glad to return them to you for either replacements or a refund. Please advise. Pictures attaches. Susan Fagin
The weather in Michigan has had swings from cold, to hot and humid, and now cold again. There is still much yellow on the branches of 2/3 of the trees sent. We are hoping the weather stablizes so we can plant these Memorial Weekend. We may have to return some of the trees that don't appear healthy.