- Partial Sun to Full Sun
- Height 20 - 30 Feet
- Spread 10 - 12 Feet
- USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7
Spring Grove Arborvitae, Thuja plicata 'Grovepli', are a fast growing evergreen shrub that are fantastic for privacy hedges. Because these are evergreen, the foliage stays green year round. This bush is native to North America, which means it is low maintenance. It also can tolerate harsh winter and summer conditions in zones 5 to 7.
Like most Western arborvitae, these are deer resistant and disease resistant. Simply ensure the shrubs get enough water until established, and minimal care is required after that.
Besides being perfect for privacy hedges, some people plant these to hold banks and prevent erosion. These are also great in winter and fall gardens because of the beautiful green foliage that extends all year.
Spring Grove Arborvitae Care
Plant these in fertile soil that is moist and well drained. These can adapt to a wide range of pH levels. The Spring Grove arborvitaes are also drought tolerant once established. These shrubs can also survive -25 degree temperatures during harsh Midwest winters. Fertilize by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for evergreens. That can be found at most common home goods stores. This should be done in early spring.
Pruning Spring Grove Arborvitae should be done in late fall. Be careful not to prune large branches or too deep into the plant.
Spring Grove Arborvitae Spacing
Plant these 12 to 15 feet apart, center on center. If you are planning on growing these into a fast growing privacy hedge, space these 12 feet apart, center on center. If you plant closer than that, you will run the risk of the roots not having enough room to grow, and could run into long-term issues.
Thuja plicata 'Grovepli' Plant Facts
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-7
Plant Type: Evergreen shrub
Light Exposure: Full sun to part sun
Mature Height: 30 feet
Mature Spread: 15 feet
Mature Spacing: 10-15 feet
Habit: Tight pyramidal
Flower Color(s): Inconspicuous
Flower Description: Small, greenish-yellow cones
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Scale-like
Foliage Color(s): Dark green
Foliage Description: Glossy, scale-like leaves that retain their color year-round
Seasonal Interest: Year-round evergreen foliage
Watering: Average water needs, water deeply once a week
Resists: Deer, drought, pests, and diseases
Tolerates: A wide range of soil conditions, including poor soil and clay soil
Attracts: Birds and other wildlife
Container Role: Can be grown in containers, but will eventually need to be planted in the ground
Uses: Privacy hedge, screen, specimen plant, windbreak
Features: Fast-growing, low-maintenance, evergreen
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice
Common Name: Spring Grove® Arborvitae
Other Name(s): Western Arborvitae 'Spring Grove'
Scientific Name: Thuja plicata 'Grovepli'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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