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. Thuja Occidentalis grows a little slower and makes a stand alone conifer as well as a neat formal hedge. Clipping Thuja hedging Clip them once or twice a year with a hedge cutter or shears Dislikes They don't want to stand in water other than that they will grow anywhere and all soils. Virtually trouble free. Feeding Thujas Give them plenty of organic fertiliser in early spring to keep them looking lush.