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Decorate the garden and make the composition of landscape design more fresh and refined will help thuja! The plant belongs to the cypress family. It is characterized by unpretentiousness and durability - lives up to 100 years! Moreover, the shrub looks simply amazing.
Regardless of the plant variety, a number of rules for planting stand out.
- So, it is necessary to avoid windy and shaded places, but the scorching sun will not do any good - it will reduce the decorative characteristics.
- It is worth paying attention to the variety of soil. The best option is wet and light, in this case the thuja will quickly grow. On clay and dry soils, the shrub will turn yellow and may dry out.
- Planting a plant is recommended in the spring. Over the summer, it will gain strength. A transplant is performed without any problems in any season.
- The diameter of the hole is selected from the size of the root system. On wet soil, drainage from broken bricks is installed. A mixture of sand and peat is poured into the hole.
The root neck should be at ground level. If it is higher, the plant dries, lower, the roots begin to rot.
How to grow on your site
You can buy any of the most popular varieties of perennial frost-resistant thuja in the Peredelkino nursery, www.viprastenia.ru. An important advantage is the minimum cost of plant care, as their seedlings are grown in a temperate climate - you will not have any problems with transplanting.
Despite the fact that the culture is quite unpretentious, some rules should be observed during cultivation.
Features of watering
It's a shame if the plant dies due to improper watering. In the heat it should be watered a couple of times a week, while no more than 2 buckets of water are poured on each tree. Do not forget! Before planting, a drainage of broken brick or expanded clay is installed - it will not allow moisture to stagnate.
If it rains frequently in your area, do not water the plant. The best option is sprinkling. When installing automatic watering, the crown will become bright and fresh.
What to do in winter
Snow can accumulate on the crown, due to which the plant may break. To prevent this from happening, the branches are tied so that the snow does not settle.
It is possible to protect from thaw from frost as follows - cover is being carried out with paper. In principle, the tree tolerates frosts well, but some branches can still freeze. They are just cut off.
How to fertilize
Thuja needs to apply potash fertilizers - it is rapidly growing. But do not overdo it, of course, the plant will stretch, but this will adversely affect its decorative characteristics.
Varieties: there is plenty to choose from!
Thuja is an excellent choice for the construction of various landscape compositions. Dwarf species are suitable for rock gardens, tall - for solitary landings, creating a lively curb, planting on the lawn.
Smaragd has a pyramidal compact crown with branches that look up. Branches weakly. Twigs are glossy; in winter and summer they have a fresh green color. Cones up to 1 centimeter, brown. The plant tolerates frosts well. Ideal for creating a live fence, single or group landings!
It reaches 21 meters in length. Bark exfoliating, reddish. The needles do not lose color even in winter. The plant tolerates shade perfectly, does not have high demands on the soil. Frosts are not afraid of him. Brabant is not afraid of a haircut. The variety is used for the construction of live fences, in single plantings, for planting in groups. You can buy it and other species by visiting the Peredelkino nursery,
The plant has a columnar narrow crown, branches are arranged horizontally. Height - up to 10 meters. The diameter of the crown is one and a half meters. The color of the needles in the winter does not change, it is dark green, shiny. The soil for Kolumna is suitable both alkaline moist and acidic, the main condition is that it must be fertile. The plant feels great both in the sun and in partial shade. The presented variety is perfect for hedges.
Dwarf variety. It was first bred in Denmark, where the name came from. The shape is spherical. Crohn - up to 1 meter. Growing fast. The needles are green, soft. The needles are thin, grow vertically. Cones rarely appear, thuja does not bloom. Young seedlings have small 10-mm juvenile needles, which over time are replaced by flat scales.
Thuja Europa Gold
Crohn is narrowly conical. Growing slowly. Height - up to 4 meters. The needles are light green with golden orange ends. In the autumn, the thuja acquires a copper shade. In Europe, using this tree, amazing floral arrangements are created.
Narrow-columned. It resembles cypress in appearance. The foliage is dark, soft, smells great, does not change its color in winter. Cones are small, brown. In Europe, the presented species is often used to create panoramic compositions. In Russia, Fastigiat perform green walls.
Dwarf variety. First, the crown reaches a width and height of 0.4 meters. Upon reaching 10 years of age, it becomes ovoid and grows to 2.5 meters. The bumps are brown, small. In Russia and Europe, shrubs are often used as undergrowth for tall species. Thus, a landscape close to real is achieved.
Thuja Golden Globe
Dwarf shrub. The tips of the shoots are yellow, the foliage itself is a bright green color. In autumn, a copper shade appears. In spring, the thuja needs sanitary pruning. The tree acquires a golden color in partial shade or when it is in sunny areas. Golden Globe does not tolerate dry air. When conducting a small haircut, the crown will become thicker.
Multi-stemmed evergreen shrub. While the thuja is young, the shape of its crown is spherical, later it stretches somewhat and becomes egg-shaped. The color of the needles is shiny, green. Crohn is quite dense. The presented view is optimally suited for use in rocky gardens and landscaping.
Thuja Little Champion
The shape is spherical. By the age of ten, the diameter of the crown reaches 0.9 meters. The foliage is green, in winter it acquires a brown tint. Gardeners love the presented view for its unpretentiousness. The plant is suitable for the design of urban parks and landscaping.
All presented and many other varieties can be purchased at the plant nursery in Peredelkino. To order, just go to the purchase of thujas in our catalog.
Ideal for creating the landscape of the site
Tui is not in vain called the tree of life. She is ready to please the look year-round. Due to the fact that there are many forms of plants, using them you can decorate any area.
Tui are used:
- as tapeworms;
- in rock gardens, rockeries (dwarf species);
- in the hedge.
To create rockeries and rock gardens, it is recommended to use the Danica variety. In this case, the spherical shape is maintained even without trimming. Among other things, the view can be used for container gardening and patios.
For hedges, it is recommended to use the varieties Brabant and Smaragd. Brabant is not afraid of frost. Trimming is done only 2 times a year. Grade Smaragd is wind and frost resistant. Careful care is not required for him. Among other things, the view can be used in solitary and group plantings.
What plants is combined with
Tui look great on their own. But this does not mean that they can not be planted with other plants. Any conifers — junipers, pines, spruce, and larch — will be excellent neighbors for thuja. You can plant it next to barberry, geyhera, vesicouple. A great option would be a neighborhood with elecampane mosquito, Chinese Miscanthus, Lavater of Thuringian, marine lobularia. Such plants as: Echinacea purpurea, nesting pad, narrow-leaved host are suitable.
You cannot help falling in love with thuja! Having planted at least one plant on your site, next year you will certainly want to purchase another, and not necessarily the same variety. The shrub allows you to experiment without fear of spoiling the appearance of the site. He is always out of place and looks just amazing.