‘Blue Cone’ Arborvitae

Platycladus orientalis ‘Blue Cone’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 10b
‘Blue Cone’ arborvitae is a bright, blue-green upright conifer that bears beautiful aqua blue cones in the summer. Its dense, columnar growth habit makes it a good choice for a wide hedge or screen, or you can use it as a focal point in the landscape. Give it plenty of room to grow to its 15- to 20-foot-tall height and 10- to 15-foot-width at full size.
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Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 15 to 20 feet tall, 10 to 15 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Columnar - Dense - Upright
Features:   Easy to Grow, Fine-textured Foliage, Long-lived, Screening
Tolerates Wide Range of Growing Conditions, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Water once a week in extreme heat
Garden Ideas:   
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Fruit & seed features:    Aqua-blue, horned seed cones that will ripen in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Green
Bright, blue-green foliage
Landscape Uses:    Screen, Windbreak, Conifer Collection
Accent, Border, Specimen
‘Blue Cone’ Arborvitae is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 15 to 20 feet tall, 10 to 15 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   10-12 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Evenly Moist
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 10b

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