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    Thuja occidentalis 'Skybound'

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    Skybound Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Skybound') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Skybound Arborvitae

    Skybound Arborvitae

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    Height:  18 feet

    Spread:  5 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Other Names:  Eastern White Cedar

    Description:

    An exceptionally hardy evergreen shrub or small tree with a rigidly columnar habit of growth and rich dark green scale-like foliage; the ultimate pillar in the landscape, use for screening, allees, as a tall hedge or to accent a building

    Ornamental Features

    Skybound Arborvitae has dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Skybound Arborvitae is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Skybound Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Vertical Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Skybound Arborvitae will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

    This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden 
    Applications
    Plant Form  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features

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