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'Steeplechase' is a sport of and great improvement over A. 'Green Giant'. Steeplechase has a far more dense, full habit, with foliage far more feathery and finely cut, and a tip that emerges fully leafed out instead of shooting up a bare stem to fill in over time. It also is more narrow. Steeplechase is fast growing and exceptionally tolerant to heat, humidity, drought, cold, and heavy ice and snow. It even resists bagworms. Its neat, maintenance-free pyramidal shape never needs trimming, and its billowy, feathery look and lean habit make Steeplechase the perfect evergreen tree for a screen planting.
Single Specimen, Groups, Hedges & Screens, Street Tree, Provides Shade, Foundation Plantings
Steeplechase Arborvitae prefers full sun to light shade and a moist well drained soil of average fertility but is exceptionally drought tolerant after the first couple season when established. After that there's no maintenance. Be careful not to plant this tall grower under power lines!
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Most Helpful Reviews
I gal. SteeplechaseMay 4th 2014
They, all three are fine. However, the packaging was not done real well, the trees were cramped, crammed into a too small a box so they arrived bent over. They still are after over a week of freedom. They'll be fine though.
Cramped packagingJune 6th 2014
Smallish trees were crammed into too small of a shipping container. I'm only one state away so thankfully it was a short trip. Don't know how they would've fared on a longer journey. You need better support packaging instead of wadded newspaper. On the up-side, plants appeared healthy and are adapting well. One is bent over because of the shipping but hopefully it will straighten up once it is established.
Reply from Gardener Direct:
Hi Michael - Thank you so much for this feedback. That's how we learn to improve upon what we are doing. I will forward your review and suggestions to our shipping manager. This way they can make necessary adjustments when shipping this specific type of plant. Glad to hear though that the plants are okay. If the one doesn't straighten up, or there are any other problems, don't hesitate to contact us. Regarding the size of our plants, we do our best to ship only plants that are fully rooted in their containers. Sometimes, depending on the type of plant, the time of year, and the age of the crop, the tops of plants can be smaller or larger. The same plant purchased in the spring will often be considerably taller if purchased in the fall.