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Sugar and Spice™ Arborvitae

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$65.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 9 - 15 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Easy to grow and requiring next to no annual pruning, Sugar and Spice Arborvitae is a great choice for hedging on narrow urban lots. The solid green foliage and narrow vertical shape make Thuja plicata ‘Sugar and Spice’™ a versatile choice for small gardens or an existing hedge plan. The cinnamon-colored stems and dense, ferny foliage stand up to hot and humid weather while providing year-round color and interest. 

Arborvitaes are exceptionally resistant to all of the most disliked pests in the garden. Deer and rabbits do not like to browse on the scented and tough foliage. Diseases are rarely an issue when this shrub is planted in ideal conditions and not overfertilized. Place this upright grower in any spot that needs a backdrop of green or a contrast in foliage shape or size. 

Sugar and Spice Arborvitae Care

Plant Sugar and Spice in well-draining soil and full sun, although arborvitaes will tolerate partial shade better than many other evergreen trees. This evergreen grows well in average garden soil. Water consistently for the first season or two until the shrubs are well established. Mulch annually with shredded leaves, arborist chips, or other organic material to aid in moisture retention and help suppress weeds during the growing season. 

Sugar and Spice develops a naturally attractive shape and does not require regular pruning. The dense foliage covers the trunk from top to bottom, leaving no awkward gaps. Container-grown arborvitaes require fertilizing with a slow-release feed once a year in the early spring. Choose a balanced formula to support even growth and a strong root system. 

Sugar and Spice Arborvitae Spacing

Plant each arborvitae 30 inches apart to create a dense hedge. Space plants up to 4 feet apart when planting as a specimen in a garden border. This spacing will provide good air circulation and room for a healthy root system. Sugar and Spice grows well for many years in a container with at least a 20-gallon capacity or a 20-inch diameter.

Sugar and Spice Arborvitae Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 9 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 -3 Feet
Habit: Columnar, Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Hedges & Privacy
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Sugar and Spice Arborvitae
Other Name(s): Derakt
Scientific Name: Thuja plicata Sugar and Spice™
SKU:
1231015206-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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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