How to plant arborvitae, and take care of them?

This plant is imported from Asia and North America.It is not capricious - almost every gardener can learn the theory and understand how to properly plant fifth.The name of this plant means "sacrificial incense" and due to the strong smell of pine needles.The latter consists of the needles are not as many evergreen shrubs, of flat flakes.

How to plant arborvitae?

This plant cypress family in the wild is very tall - up to twenty meters or higher.The parks and gardens in the middle zone of our country is much lower.There are also spherical and dwarf varieties.In Russia and the CIS countries is very popular Thuja occidentalis.How to plant it in your yard?It can be as a decorative element, and part of the hedge (assuming that regularly will be a proper and timely pruning).The seeds of this plant ripen in small bumps.In the autumn they can be used for breeding.Seedlings reach maturity around the age of five years - but in that time they not only grow, but also to adapt to the harsh climate.Therefore it i

s better not to leave them at this time in Greenhouses, since there is a possibility that after the bush will not be able to take root in the open ground.

How to plant arborvitae in your area?First, select an open sunny place with fertile soil.In the spring the seeds soak into the soil to a depth of about five centimeters.Top with pine sawdust mulch or sod.Tui quickly rises and requires protection from direct sunlight.Her tender shoots are very sensitive not only to excessive light, but also for long-term shading surrounding weeds, aridity.Regularly lubricate the ground, loose it and fertilize the young shrubs with a weak solution of manure.How to plant arborvitae, if you do not want to mess with the seeds?You can take cuttings from healthy three-year shoots.Treat them biostimulant growth and root in a mixture of turf and peat.The first time it is better to hold them in the greenhouse of high humidity and protected from direct sunlight.

How to plant arborvitae, and take care of them?

Regular watering will allow the plant to reach its maximum splendor.Shade-tolerant arborvitae does not rule out that it will be able to rise in the dim sun.Drafts can damage the bush.Well-groomed Thuja - lush and decorative, its needles are bright, juicy green and forms a moderate amount of cones.Maintaining a stable soil moisture should go hand in hand with a moderate feeding.Then Thuja grows evenly and harmoniously developing its krone.For better form should be every year (in the spring) to remove the excess, and dry branches.In winter, the crown should be linked.Fertilizing in the spring to start - first making nitrogen fertilizer, and then, in the middle of summer - potash.If the soil is poor, it will be required and phosphorus.Dangerous pest of arborvitae - Coccidae.To prevent defeat this parasite plant should be in early spring, before the buds, spray karbofosom.This same substance will help prevent aphids.