Pyramid Cedar

Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata'

Also called Pyramid Arborvitae

  • Upright narrow habit
  • Medium green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • An excellent plant for screening in protected shady areas
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
  • Low tolerance for salt spray


8-10 m

200-300 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Typically grown as a hedge, pyramidal cedars can also be used in groupings for windscreens.  This cultivar is similar to the Emerald Eastern white cedar and is a good solution for landscapes where space is an issue, as it stays very narrow and compact. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.

Additional Notes about Pyramid Cedar:

Proper pruning or shearing techniques should be used when shaping and forming a hedge to limit snow and ice damage.

Deer find the soft evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.