SelecTree: Tree Detail
COLUMNAR AMERICAN ARBORVITAE
Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
Needs ample moisture.
Thuja occidentalis 'Pyramidalis'
Thuja occidentalis 'Columnaris'
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 feet.
Width: 5 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Scalelike, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Beige or Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 9, 15 - 17 and 21 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 2 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Leaf Miner and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
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