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Thuja Hedging Information

Thuja Hedging Information

Thuja or Western Red / White Cedar

For an evergreen conifer hedge or large screen there is nothing better. Thuja stand clipping very well and un-like leylandii can recover if you get a little ambitious with the cutter. When you brush the bright green foliage the scales release an enjoyable scent of spice. The bright green new growth turns darker with age and bronzes in winter. They thrive well in shade as well as sun. Thuja will grow about 45-60cm each year.

There are a few different thuja options depending on the look you are after;

Thuja Emerald - this is an elegant form with tightly knit bright green foliage. Has a more defined shape

Thuja Brabant - light yellowish green foliage that takes a bronze tinge during the winter months.

Thuja Excelsior - has dark green shiny foliage, sometimes a bronze tinge again in winter.

Thuja Atrovirens - rich green foliage

All variieties grow at a similar speed and respond well to same aftercare

Clipping Thuja

Prune them once a year and then do a tidy up again later in the season to keep them looking smart. As they are easy to maintian it can be done with hedge cutters or shears

Feeding Thuja's

Give them plenty of organic fertiliser in early spring to keep them looking lush.

Dislikes

They don't want to stand in water other than that they will grow anywhere and all soils. Virtually trouble free.

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