Thuja plicata 'Steeplechase'

Common Name: Arborvitae, Western

A superb, dense, broadly pyramidal tree with fine textured, rich green foliage. An ideal hedge or screen for tight locations or as a specimen. Needle evergreen.  Rapid grower often gaining 2' or more annually.  Excellent new selection.

More About Thuja plicata 'Steeplechase'

  • Smaller version of Green Giant Arborvitae.
  • Superb screening plant where space is limited.


18-20 ft


6-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 8

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Thuja plicata 'Steeplechase' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Vigorous
  • Mass Planting
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Fast Growing
  • Specimen
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Upright