SCIENTIFIC NAME: Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'
COMMON NAME: Arborvitae
GARDEN SIZE: 20 ft. x 4-5 ft.
GROWTH RATE: Slow (up to 6 in. per year)
USDA ZONE: 3-8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Average, well-drained soil; will need additional water in times of drought
HABIT (FORM): Upright, Columnar Conifer
FOLIAGE: Dense, Dark green scale-like needles that take on a twisted, tight texture
CARE: Fertilize once in the spring after the last freeze, and again in the fall at least a month before the first freeze with a mild evergreen fertilizer such as Holly-tone.