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American Pillar Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis 'American Pillar'

34 reviews

  • American Pillar Arborvitae

    Tall and narrow the American Pillar fits anywhere privacy is needed.

  • American Pillar Arborvitae

    American Pillar's foliage is soft and lush.

  • American Pillar Arborvitae

    American Pillar trees can reach heights of 30 feet.

  • American Pillar Arborvitae
Regular price $39.95 Sale price

  • 1-2 ft.
  • 2-3 ft.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 25-30 ft.
Mature Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'American Pillar'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 3-8 outdoors
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      3-8 outdoors

Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

Product Description

One of the Fastest Growing Privacy Screens

Why American Pillar Arborvitaes?

The American Pillar is one of our most popular varieties due to its fast, full growth. After the first year, this tree grows more than 3 feet every year until it reaches its mature height. Plus, since it's extremely narrow, it’s an ideal screen for even tighter spaces.

And there's simply no better option for a privacy screen because it's cheaper than a traditional fence. The American Pillar’s dense growth habit and manageable width make it perfect for borders, street hedging and beyond. Since it can grow up to 30 feet, it's even well-suited as a buffer for second-story balconies and decks. Even better? It’s resistant to extreme heat, cold, wind, and ice, so it's super strong. A little watering and it's good to grow!

Why is Better

First, there's no need to worry about replanting - this tree will offer privacy and beauty for generations. Whether you want to save money and create a natural fence, or you just want to enjoy the deep green, dense leaves next to entryways, the American Pillar shines. But the best part is that it’s grown and monitored at our nursery so that it’s a proven performer when it arrives to your door. And we ship your American Pillar with its root ball and health intact for best results.

This fresh, full variety of Arborvitae has impressed tree lovers around the country, and it's in high demand. Order your own American Pillar Arborvitae today, before it’s gone!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: The American Pillar Arborvitae can be planted in any soil or air condition, but it needs to be placed in a spot that receives full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Plant in a hole twice as wide, but just as deep as the root ball. There is no need to amend the soil. Water thoroughly after planting to establish roots.

2. Watering: This tree can tolerate wet or dry conditions. Be sure to water the tree weekly in its young life to ensure proper growth. Try to maintain even moisture for the first year.

3. Pruning: This tree does not require any pruning, fertilizing or pest or disease management. If you want to reduce the size, you can prune off the top once it reaches over 10 feet. This will stunt the growth and allow you to customize your screen size.


Your American Pillar should not need any extra fertilizer unless you notice stalled growth. If you notice slower growth, apply a balanced tree and shrub fertilizer at the beginning of spring.


You won’t have to prune this tree if you are growing it with enough space for it to spread naturally. If you’re growing several American Pillars closely together, you can shear yearly after the final frost of the season.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zones 5 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95

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Mark B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Just planted

Saturday afternoon we planted 20 of these, 4' apart, 2' from the fence line. In the spring we'll plant at least another 10. They'll eventually block our view of the neighbor's unsightly shed, and future shop.

United States United States
I recommend this product
Shipped so quickly

Trees were health when they arrived. I bought 10 to add to my screen. Very good and they are "fast growing trees"

Corey H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Perfect addition to backyard

Bought these after researching fastest growing evergreens that take up the least amount of space that are easy to maintain...well these are the ones! Had them in the ground here in NC for about 2 weeks now and they are looking great. Bought 20 of the 1-2ft since they were on sale. Excited to see them grow and become a nice privacy fence for us! Attached pictures planted 9/30/20 and current time 10/13/20 American Pillar Arborvitae American Pillar Arborvitae American Pillar Arborvitae American Pillar Arborvitae Review
Baboo B.
United States United States
Deer resistant?

Is this American Pillar deer resistant?

Thomas M.
United States United States
Great service and beautiful trees.

Fantastic. All 10 look great. Thx