Beat Summer Heat - Heat Tolerant Plants 30% Off Sale

American Pillar Arborvitae Tree

Your price: $19.95
  • - Thuja
  • - Height: 20-25 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • - Exposure: Part Sun-Full Sun
  • - Each Quart contains 1 American Pillar Thuja
Plant Features

The Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar arborvitae is the epitome of rapid growth combined with a space-saving, slender form. Native to North America, this exceptional variety boasts a growth spurt of over 3 feet each year post its initial establishment, ultimately soaring up to 30 feet. Its innate columnar shape, which stands tall and narrow, negates the need for pruning while providing the perfect solution for unsightly views or narrow confines. Its lush, emerald-green foliage, which takes on a feathery appearance, ensures a verdant screen year-round, ideal for borders, street hedging, or even as a buffer for elevated outdoor spaces like second-story balconies.

The Thuja American Pillar's robust nature is evident in its resilience to extreme weather conditions, be it intense heat, biting cold, strong winds, or ice. This strength, combined with its minimal maintenance requirements, positions it as a top-tier choice for various growing zones. What sets the American Pillar apart from other hedge plants is its unparalleled rapid growth, all the while ensuring it doesn't encroach on valuable yard space. With just four of these plants, one can craft a 12-foot haven of privacy. For those seeking a blend of swift growth, aesthetic appeal, and durability, the American Pillar arborvitae emerges as the unrivaled champion in evergreen hedges. All of our American Pillar arborvitae are shipped landscape-ready and, once planted, stand between 12-20 inches tall.

Arborvitae Companion Plants: Hemerocallis, Hosta, Hydrangea

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4-6+ hours with some afternoon sun
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 4-5 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Wild Birds
Features Evergreen
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Hedges, Noise Reduction, Privacy, Texture, Windbreak, Winter Interest
Critter Resistance Deer

Product Reviews


Review this product

Share your thoughts on this product with other customers.

Top Reviews


We received our trees in a timely manner, and in great shape. I will order again.

From Adam | October 16, 2022

Looking good 2nd year!

Purchased 25 of these last spring. All survived the winter and all have good growth this year, even with the drought.

From anonymous | July 11, 2021

Fast growing

Arrived in good condition. Bigger than I thought. Can't wait for them to grow.

From cathy | October 18, 2020

Love GrowJoy

This is my 3rd order from GrowJoy and i am so thrilled with these American Pillars! The packing was excellent as always and the trees had new growth!

From anonymous | August 28, 2020

Fast growing

Bought 5 and Arrived no damage. Looking forward to this fast growing tree for privacy in my backyard. Can't wait to see how much they can grow next year!

From anonymous | June 12, 2020

American Pillar Arborvitae--goes great with Fine Line Frangula

Bought about 25 of these plants this year. Again, arrived damage free and healthy. I'm using these on the side of our driveway for privacy from our neighbors that just installed a horrible driveway. These will grow to about 20 ft. and require little maintenance. Just what I wanted. Great compliment to the Fine Line Frangula Plant which i have planted further down our drive where it's a little more narrow. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING  GrowJoy. IT'S LIKE HAVING YOUR OWN LANDSCAPE DESiGNER! I SENT PHOTOS TO GrowJoy. SHOW WHAT MY NEEDS WERE. JOE'S SUGGESTIONS WERE RIGHT ON. DELIVERY WAS ALWAYS ON TIME. WILL CONTINUE TO GO BACK TO GROWJOY UNTIL MY BACKYARDS AND FRONT YARDS ARE COMPLETE!!

From Kathy | May 30, 2013