SPRING GROVE® Western Arborvitae

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 25-30' Width/Spread: 12-15'

Spring Grove® arborvitae might be the largest shrub in the line of Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs, but it has a lot to offer! It’s a fast-growing selection of the beautiful, striking North American native Western arborvitae (Thuja plicata). That makes it an ideal choice for planting a lush privacy hedge that creates a storybook setting for any home, business, museum, or church. Though Western arborvitae aren’t quite as hardy as their Eastern counterpart (Thuja occidentalis), they do show better deer resistance, so with protection, may be a better choice as for an evergreen hedge for those who struggle with deer damage to their plants and landscapes.

Why grow Spring Grove arborvitae?

  • Fast growing for speedy coverage
  • Evergreen foliage has a thick, glossy, “braided” look
  • Tall, broad habit provides privacy from the side and from above

Spring Grove habit icon


Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Not required; Spring Grove naturally grows into a pyramidal shape. As a young plant, it may be trimmed in late spring if desired, but will soon grow so large that pruning to shape becomes impossible without specialized equipment.

Botanical Name

Thuja plicata 'Grovepli'


5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Moist, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round


Borders, Containers, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Cold tolerant, Deer resistant, Evergreen, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest

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