Varieties of arborvitae — the names and description of
More and more owners of land pay attention to the garden landscape using along with fruit crops and ornamental plants.
Among them there are fans of coniferous trees and shrubs. For example, very fit perfectly on parts of the TUI, varieties of which are described below.
Thuja – very ancient culture in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which remains green throughout the life.
The plant develops slowly, and in one place can easily exist 50 to 100 years.
It’s fairly arborvitae tolerate severe frosts, which is a plus for landing them in areas in the Northern regions.
Varieties of arborvitae are so diverse that among this family can be found high representatives reach 3-5 meters, and is quite dwarf, growing lush balls in the ground.
Individuals differ from each other and the colour of pine needles near the green shades you can see blue and yellow, why arborvitae are unusual.
TUI is undemanding to growing conditions and grow well in any soil, quietly tolerate wet and dry weather extremes.
The structure of the needles is slightly different from the usual and looks like a thick spider web, as if enveloped the tree. In some varieties, the branches are decorated with scales, giving a more decorative culture.
Popular varieties of arborvitae
Depending on the variety of arborvitae is used or in a separate plantings, giving them the role of specimen or in group option to design hedges.
But high individuals TUI planted a handful of growers preferring a low-growing varieties that are easier to form decorative bushes.
- In our latitudes prefer arborvitae Western, represented by a large number of varieties:
the most common is «Smaragd», more like a stately cypress. Can reach 5 meters in height, but grows slowly, adding only 10 cm per year. This allows the tree to remain stunted, allowing the crown to form various decorative shapes;
— the magical «Golden Emerald» stands out for its Golden color of pine needles. The maximum height of which reaches a Mature tree – 2 m, so that this variety can be planted in rock gardens, and home porch.
— variety «Danik» have a green or yellowish color. The hallmark can be called a spherical shape, which is developing the hive, so that this grade does not need regular pruning of branches.
- Among the Eastern options you can select such varieties of arborvitae that bring elegance to the landscape:
in «Biota» branches have a vertical orientation that provides the tree a pyramidal shape. Quietly developing a plant in the shade, without losing its of decoration. Looks great in group plantings and suitable for decorating rock gardens;
— «Aurea Nana» has a Golden colour needles, shimmering in the sun. The plant itself supports the ovoid shape of the crown, but can sometimes be seen and cone «geometry»;
«Justine» so dwarf variety, the younger Bush is almost creeps along the ground. Adult 10-year-old lady is barely a meter. This variety can be used for decorating borders, and to put in a border lining paths.
Yet there are many different varieties of arborvitae. They are unpretentious, when well take root in the area.
Young specimens (less than 3 years old) for the winter need shelter from frost.