White Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae, American Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis 'American Pillar'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thuja (THOO-yuh) (Info)
Species: occidentalis (ok-sih-den-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: American Pillar
Additional cultivar information:(PP20209)
Hybridized by Houser
Registered or introduced: 2007

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Peoria, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 18, 2012, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Planted as a quart container in March 2012. The plant sat for a couple months not doing much growing but all the sudden has taken off. From what I can see it is pushing 1-2" of growth a week. The plant is so young you can tell it was a cutting for propagation purposes. The majority of the leaves are compact and a nice healthy green. There is a definite central leader that has thickened nicely where the growth is mostly concentrated and shooting above the compact section below. Right now I see one central leaf/leader that extends above the pack with a new leaf growing off to the side every few inches. The plant will definitely be more open when young then filling in as it ages.