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...
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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.

BOTANICAL NAME: Thuja occidentalis 'Skybound'
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 5 Meters
AVERAGE SPREAD: 1.5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade in summer - Partial shade in winter 
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Apple-green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive upto -42.7° Celcius ) - Winter sun and chinook winds can be damaging, plant on east side of building for best results. Cedars do not come with warranty only 7 day satisfaction guarantee.
WATER NEEDS: Average - Requires well drained soil - Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Winter Interest

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.

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