Degroot’s Spire arborvitae is an evergreen tree grown for its narrow, upright habit and interesting sprays of flat or twisted needles. The needles are rich green and keep their color well in the winter. This plant can eventually reach 20 feet tall but only 4 to 6 feet wide. It works well as an accent or screen.
This plant prefers full sun to part shade but will appreciate some afternoon shade in our hot summers. It prefers moist, well-drained soil but should not be allowed to dry out and will brown during the winter in exposed sites.