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Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 15 - 20 Feet
  • Width 3 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3-8

The fastest, most beautiful way to obtain privacy is to plant this interesting green hedge plant. Its speed of growth is nothing short of miraculous. Its dense, tight branching, year-round interest, and its hardiness, make it everyone’s favorite screen of choice. It grows to a height of 15-20 feet with a width of 3-5 feet. Full Speed A Hedge® is easy to grow in zones 3-8.

This super strong, evergreen conifer has a tall, narrow, space-saving habit. It grows more than three feet a year. It is disease resistant as well as resisting deer and other pests. When established it is tolerant of drought. A native tree, it is very low maintenance. Plant it as a hedge to block noise, provide excellent privacy, and as a windbreak. It will eventually screen second-story decks. Plant one as a specimen to make a back of the border standout.

Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae Care

Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. There is no need to amend the soil. Backfill, then spread 2-3 inches of mulch around the base avoiding the trunk. Water regularly, with an average amount, for the first six months. It will tolerate some dryness when established.

This tree will thrive in a full sun location and will accept part sun. It is not fussy about soil, it is even salt-tolerant, but likes moist, well-drained spots best. No pruning is necessary, but you may trim if desired. The tree needs no special winter care as it is resistant to cold wind and ice.

Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae Spacing

When growing these plants in a hedge, space them 2.5 feet apart. Measure the distance from center to center.

Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Mature Width: 3 - 5 Feet
Plant Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Seasonal Interest: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Birds
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Salt
Features: Foliage Interest, Native to North America
Uses: Border Plant, Container, Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Hedge
Botanical/Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis 'American Pillar' USPP 20,209

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae Show Reviews

  • 5
    American pillar...

    Posted by Paul Vandehei on Nov 5th 2021

    American pillar order. I received my plants in good condition and in timely manner.