Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 25-30 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Thuja occidentalis x
- Does Not Ship To:
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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- customer service
Product was sent quickly and was just what we expected. Would purchase again and customer service was very helpful
So far so good, Plants are healthy, will find out how they take.
american pillar arborvitae
My order of 2 american pillar arborvitae,3 green giants, and 1 hybrid willow arrived quickly and in great condition. They are in the ground and covered with tomato cages with netting to keep the deer away over the winter. I have 6 green giants from your company ordered several years ago that provide a great screen and are thriving. I find it easier to plant smaller trees in sizes that are not available locally. It takes a couple of years but then they really take off. I highly recommend your product and company.
I ordered a 10-pack of the trees in early September 2019 due to the cheap price. They arrived promptly and all ten of them were at least 1-foot. The roots for one of them appear to be weak as it is not standing straight, but I have planted it anyway and I'm hoping for the best. If it had arrived in good shape like the other nine, I would have given a five-star rating.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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|
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 - 6. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|