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Cultural Details for Thuja plicata 'Grovpli'

Common Name:
Spring GroveĀ® Western Arborvitae

Growth Rate:
moderate growth rate

Average Mature Height:
15-40' tall

Average Mature Width:
12-15' wide

Flower Details:
Not ornamentally significant, monoecious, borne singly at the branch tips.

Fruit Details:
Small (0.5" long) erect cones with thin, overlapping scales. Start green, mature to brown-tan.

Fall Color:
The foliage of this cultivar will stay dark green and glossy through the winter (other cultivars usually discolor

Bark Details:
Reddish-brown stems, grayish on older bark. Furrowed in to relatively narrow, fibrous strips.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
This cultivar has good deer resistance.

Native Habitat:
Species native to west coast of North America.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Hardy to zone 5 and warmer parts of zone 4. Easily transplanted. Prefers moist air with moist, deep loamy soils. Quite adaptable and tolerant once setablished. Tolerates partial shade, but appears best (more dense) in full sun.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1274, 5600, 5680, 5690, 5700, 5770

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.