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American Pillar Arborvitae Trees
This medium-sized and fast-growing privacy tree is the perfect way to shelter your home and garden from noise, wind and the occasional nosy neighbor. The American Pillar Arborvitae is between the Thuja Green Giant and Arborvitae Emerald Green as far as size goes. It is deer resistant like the Green Giant, but stays a more manageable size like Emerald Green. Learn more about the benefits as well as care and planting instructions below!
As Low As: $18.95
|1 Quart Pot (1 to 1.5 Feet Tall)||$18.95|
|3 Gallon Pot (1.5 to 2 Feet Tall)||$39.95|
|3 Gallon Pot (3 to 4 Feet Tall)||$89.95||
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|Buy 10 Plants (1 to 1.5 Feet Tall)||$179.95|
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American Pillar Arborvitae for Sale
American Pillar Arborvitae Trees are a very fast-growing, mid-sized privacy tree for sale available at Garden Goods Direct. They are a hybrid cross between the Western Red Cedar & Japanese Arborvitae, and are an evergreen that will provide year-round interest in your landscape.
The American Pillar variety is dense and easily used to buffer your yard from the rest of the world. This fast-growing privacy tree grows 3 to 4 feet per year, up to a total mature size of 25 to 30 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide.
American Pillar Arborvitae is an easy-to-care for tree and is extremely hardy and tolerant to varying temperatures. This tree is also grows in a wide range of soil conditions, and is deer-resistant.
|Mature Height:||25 to 30 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Foliage color:||Dark green|
|Soil Conditions:||Any type of soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water until established|
|Growth Rate:||3-5 feet per year|
How to Care for American Pillar Arborvitae Trees
Follow these care and planting instructions to let your American Pillar Arborvitae grow happy and healthy for years to come.
How do I plant an American Pillar Arborvitae?
Plant the American Pillar Arborvitae at 4-foot intervals and you'll have privacy in a short amount of time. Our “Buy 10 Plants” package will cover 40 linear feet of space. Never plant American Pillar Arborvitae Trees deeper than initially planted in the pot. Doing so can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Dig the soil to a depth of 8 to 12 inches. Remove enough soil from the hole or trench so that the plants sit just an inch or so below the final level of the ground. Laying a stick across the hole is a good way to check this. Make sure the soil underneath is firm, so that your plant will not be pushed deeper as you plant. When planting a hedge, prepare a strip of ground at least 2 feet wide, and preferably 3 feet wide. For a specimen, prepare a circular area 2 to 3 feet across. Bury soft green weeds as you dig, but remove the roots of weeds, especially big perennial ones.
What fertilizer is recommended for an American Pillar Tree?
We recommend when planting your American Pillar Arborvitae Trees to use Bio-tone Starter Fertilizer by Espoma. We have tried many so-called "starter fertilizers" over the years and have come to rely on Bio-tone exclusively for our use. Simply mix the recommended amount of Bio-tone into the back-fill soil and water in generously when back-filled. The "good" fungus in Bio-Tone colonizes on the growing roots of your newly planted tree and does not allow the disease-causing fungus to attack the new roots. It has also shown promise in stimulating the growth of the new roots which means a quicker establishment for your plant.
How often do I water an American Pillar Arborvitae?
After the American Pillar Arborvitae Tree, give is a slow, deep watering. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one-gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5, a three-gallon pot would be 15, and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so, and then every other day after that. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. More plants die from being over-watered rather than under-watered.
What kind of mulch works best with an American Pillar?
We highly recommend that you mulch your trees with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It is better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.