Thuja Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' - arborvitae Description
Full Speed A Hedge® - ‘American Pillar’ arborvitae is practically a miracle of speed, coverage, and beauty!
We know, that’s a big claim. But no other hedge plant can hold a candle to this variety’s rapid growth rate and narrow, space-saving habit. 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 (regular water, fertilizer in spring), you can practically watch them grow, turning your yard into an oasis of privacy.
To learn more and watch videos on the plant's unique features, visit the Full Speed A Hedge website.
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- Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'American Pillar'
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- Sun Exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day), Part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
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- Soil Type:
Not fussy about soil, but grows best in moist, well-drained spots.
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- Height x Width:
15-20' tall, 3-5' wide
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- Patent: USPP 20,209
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Soil: 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 shade (4-6 hrs sun/day)
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. May be trimmed if desired.
ReviewsWrite a reviewJust arrivedDan Bowmam | Aug 2, 2020I just got my shipment of 100 American Pillar Arborvitae. I ordered them last Saturday requesting they ship Friday. I received a shipping confirmation Friday, and they are here Sunday! From the time I ordered them to arrival was 8 days, with only 2 days being shipped. They are packaged very nicely, a lot of care was taken to protect them! I am very impressed with my experience.
Wonderful American Pillar trees!Jeromiah White | Jun 23, 2020We purchased 20 of the American Pillar (Full Speed a Hedge) trees on 4/19/20; they arrived at our house 11-12 days later. They were packaged very professionally, no damage of any kind, root balls were still moist, and the trees were absolutely beautiful. I was shocked at how BIG they were. They have been in the ground for almost eight weeks, and have already endured an unexpected cold snap and temps around 100* degrees. GGP handled our order beautifully, even when we had to cancel the other 20 trees due to needing a smaller width tree than what my husband had ordered. Returned my phone call in a timely fashion and instantly credited my credit card. Thank-you again!
Great Little TreesCarol | May 27, 2020We received our order, and packaging is amazing, you can tell there is a lot of effort put into these plants. Trees are in the ground and looking great, love the "FULL SPEED A HEDGE!" slogan.
Plants not Averaging 28Melissa A. | Apr 25, 2020I was excited to order the American Pillar arbs because I thought they would be a perfect screen for my new backyard. I have encountered two issues with Great Garden Plants. The first was not quite their fault--the shipment took a week (which is quite long for live plants), but that was really Fedex's fault. Unfortunately, due to the long transit time, some of the plants had fallen from their cardboard holders and were bent down. The other issue, is unfortunately Great Garden Plant's. While SOME of the plants are 28-29" tall from base of pot to tip, many are MUCH small, like 22 inches tall and look like bushes (not single leaders). I have emailed twice asking whether I should provide photos or how to get these replaced, and my emails have been ignored.Owner Response: I see that you have been working with Amy one of our customer service reps. A refund has been issued and you should see if on your credit card statement -- Management