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Thuja plicata 'Fluffy' (Western Arborvitae)

Fluffy Western Arborvitae, Western Red Cedar 'Fluffy', British Columbia Cedar 'Fluffy', Californian White Cedar 'Fluffy', Giant Arbovitae 'Fluffy', Nootka Sound arbovitae 'Fluffy'


Thuja plicata 'Fluffy' (Western Arborvitae) is an elegant, evergreen tree of narrow pyramidal habit with sprays of glossy, bold foliage that emerges a cheerful glowing yellow color. It maintains its lovely color year-round and is resistant to wind burn. Forming a majestic exclamation point in the landscape, it adds structure and shape to the garden. Excellent for use in hedgerows and borders.

  • Grows up to 5-10 ft. tall and wide (150-300 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Usually appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Thrives in cool summer climates. Intolerant of dry conditions. Protect from drying winds especially when young.
  • Perfect as specimen plant or for shrub borders, hedges and screens, or foundation plants.
  • No serious insect or disease problems. May be affected by scale insects, conifer aphids and coryneum canker.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required, unless grown as a hedge
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to the Pacific Northwest

Arborvitae is one of the most versatile, easy-to-grow evergreens suited to cold northern landscapes. Perfect as specimen plants, hedges, foundation plantings and windbreaks, these attractive shrubs require hardly any maintenance while contributing beautifully to our landscapes.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Thuja
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spread 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spacing 60" – 120" (150cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Thuja
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spread 5' – 10' (150cm – 3m)
Spacing 60" – 120" (150cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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