> Pyramidal Arborvitae
pyramidal arborvitae is an evergreen tree with bright green
foliage. Most pyramidal arborvitae can reach a height of fifteen
to twenty-five feet and have a spread of about three to five
feet. They make an excellent screen, and can grow at a rate
of about one foot per year. When young, the pyramidal arborvitae
has a bright green color to its foliage, which darkens as the
slender and compact grower, the pyramidal arborvitae grows
well in ordinary soil. They will grow equally well in both
acidic and alkaline soil. Hardy in zones three through eight,
the pyramidal arborvitae prefers full sun to thrive, but will
work with partial shade as well. They will perform best in
an area with high atmospheric moisture content.
arborvitaes make excellent hedge plants, as they grow fairly
fast and have dense foliage that make good wind blocks for
more delicate plants. They are also much easier to propagate
than are most other plants. Propagation can be done best from
cuttings. It is possible to tear a pyramidal arborvitae apart
and make literally hundreds of cuttings that will grow into
full sized plants.
arborvitae should be pruned early in the season, prior to
new growth. This is often not needed, however, because the
plants often grow naturally into a perfect pyramidal shape.
If the winter is especially cold, the foliage of a pyramidal
arborvitae will turn yellow-brown. The lush foliage of the
pyramidal arborvitae makes it an attractive plant year round.