About Full Speed a Hedge®

Arborvitae that improve your view - PDQ!

The Full Speed A Hedge® line was established in 2019 to showcase unique new arborvitae varieties and bring them to market. The brand was launched with ‘American Pillar’, one of the fastest-growing and most space-saving arborvitae on the market, and in 2022, expanded to include Thin Man®, an even narrower selection with a striking columnar habit. 

An arborvitae is an arborvitae is an arborvitae, right? Wrong! Arborvitae, from the Latin word for “tree of life,” is the common name for the plant Thuja occidentalis, a conifer with a natural range across the northeastern United States and Canada. Due to their beauty, shade tolerance, and general usefulness in landscapes and gardens, they’ve become a go-to evergreen for millions of North American gardeners.

Over time, intrepid plant breeders have sought to create new varieties of arborvitae that differ from their wild cousins in shape, size, color, and growth rate. You can think of all of the different arborvitae varieties a little bit like different colors of roses you’d see in a garden center: yes, they’re all roses, but each one has a different name and its own distinctive features.

Today, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of different types of arborvitae on the market. The Full Speed A Hedge line makes choosing the right arborvitae for your privacy hedge or screen easy by including only those that are fast growing and space-saving. After all, when you want privacy for your yard, you want it PDQ – and you don’t want to sacrifice precious yard space with a huge plant that’s 20′ wide at the base. You can count on Full Speed A Hedge ‘American Pillar’ and Full Speed A Hedge Thin Man arborvitaes to provide the lush, evergreen privacy you’ve been seeking without taking decades to get there. 

Simple Success

  • Keep the soil weed free and moist (not wet)
  • Add 2” of mulch
  • Apply an all-purpose fertilizer at planting and each spring
  • ‘American Pillar’ is more deer resistant than other arborvitae, but should be protected with netting or a repellent for at least its first year if deer browsing is a problem in your area.