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Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' Arborvitae

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Description

  • The fastest way to grow your own privacy fence.
  • 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 32-34" 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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Shipped to your door

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Arrives as young plant

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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. American Pillar arborvitae is one of the best privacy trees on the market today, and 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, and at a low cost compared to traditional fencing. This arborvitae is also heat and cold-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for an array of growing zones.   Note: Ships at an average size of 32-34" 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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Your Questions on Arborvitae, Answered

Learn the best times to plant arborvitae, how to prevent winter burn, whether you should trim them, and everything else you need to know to grow them like a pro.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 146 reviews
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T.B. (Michigan)
Doing well in heavy clay soil

I planted one last year and 4 more this year in a site that is mostly sunny. The soil is heavy clay and retains water. The one planted last year has grown 8-12 inches. It is almost as tall as a green emerald arborvitae I planted 3 years ago. All are doing well—we have had lots of rain this June and July in Michigan. I don’t normally amend soil when I plant shrubs, but I did add some compost when I planted these. They were root bound, but that’s better than weak roots. I teased the roots apart as best I could, especially on the bottom. I staked some that were a little bent and they are growing straight now. Would order again!

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S.I. (Virginia)
Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' Arborvitae

Bought 40 Full Speed A Hedge® 'American Pillar' Arborvitae, i bought 40 of these trees and only 3 out of 40 that are still alive. Spent over $800 on these trees thinking I was saving money going with this company but I could have just bought them locally instead and would have save my self time, energy and money. Sorry to be a negative person about this but when you have to dig 40 wholes and spend money on soil and trees and only 3 out of 40 trees happens to survive it kinda leaves you feeling very disappointed and drained.

Hello! We're sorry you're unsatisfied with your order and understand how you're feeling. We would love to help you start the claims process, and get you replacements on us. Our experienced team of horticulture experts is here to help, and is eager to take a closer look at your plants. Please contact us at claims@greatgardenplants.com with your order number and photos of the plants, and our friendly customer service team will be ready to assist you. All orders are covered by our 60-day guarantee. We look forward to helping! https://bit.ly/ggp-guarantee

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A.S. (Tennessee)
Well packaged, delivered on time, healthy root balls

So far so good. A few of the 20 we ordered have some browning on the tips and not looking so well but it's been extremely hot over the last few weeks. Keeping them watered and hoping for the best.

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M.B. (Utah)
Great Arborvitae!

We are happy with this beautiful plant.

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C.A.
Perfect

Planted 30. Turned out beautiful.