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Thuja plicata 'Excelsa', or Excelsa Arborvitae, are similar to Green Giant Arborvitae and are also part of the Western Arborvitae family. Excelsa Arborvitae are extremely cold-hardy and show excellent deer-resistance, both of which make them an excellent choice as screening plantings on Long Island. Excelsa Arborvitae are moderately fast-growers and can be planted and pruned as a hedge. They have a more upright shape than the Green Giant's pyramidal shape.
Mature Height: 30-35 ft
Mature Width: 6-9 ft
Latin Name: Thuja plicata 'Excelsa'
Recommended Spacing: 5 ft apart
Growth Rate: 18-30" per year
Watering: Everyday initially. Once established, regular watering still needed for best performance
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun