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If you’re looking for a fast-growing, easy-care evergreen to use as a privacy screen or hedge, thuja trees are hard to beat. Plant several of them in a row, and in just a year or two the lush, dense foliage will fill in to create the ideal living fence. But don’t overlook the many other ways you can use thuja trees in both formal and informal garden designs. These versatile conifers are suitable for almost any purpose.

Here are some design ideas for incorporating arborvitaes into your garden:

  • Add instant sophistication to an entryway by placing a matching pair of arborvitaes on either side of your front door.

  • Create evergreen focal points in the garden by intermixing arborvitaes with your perennials.

  • Use larger arborvitaes as statuesque specimen trees, or plant smaller cultivars in decorative pots and sculpt them into eye-catching topiaries.

Like all landscape plants, evergreens require nutrients to grow well. While evergreens generally require less fertility than deciduous trees and get some nutrients from soil, at some point you might need to fertilize your evergreens. 

Fertilizing facts

  • Foliage color, lack of flowering or overall vigor can be signs of when fertilizer is needed.

  • If growth rate and needle color are normal for a particular variety, fertilization is not necessary.

  • It is not unusual for newly transplanted evergreens to exhibit slow growth until they're re-established.

  • In many landscapes, evergreens also benefit from fertilizer you apply to the lawn.

Arborvitae fertilizer packages will include an analysis of the percentage of various nutrients and minerals that are included in the bag.

  • A “complete” fertilizer — one that supplies the macronutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) — is often recommended.

  • The three numbers on the fertilizer bag represent the percentage of N-P-K

  • A fertilizer analysis of 18-6-12 means the fertilizer has 18 percent nitrogen, 6 percent phosphorous, and 12 percent potassium.  

  • Usually the percent of nitrogen content (N) will be the highest number. Nitrogen is a mobile nutrient that leaches through soil and needs to be replenished most often.

The best time to fertilize your evergreens is before new growth expands, around early April mid-May

  • Don’t apply fertilizer later than mid-July as this will stimulate new growth late in the season.

    • This new growth may not have time to “harden off” (become acclimated to colder temperatures).

    • New growth is much more likely to suffer winter injury and dieback. 

  • If a plant is nutrient-stressed, a slow or timed-release fertilizer can be applied in late summer up until late fall. This can help evergreens tolerate winter and emerge healthier in the spring.

  • Water dry plants before fertilizing.

  • Never fertilize drought-stressed plants as fertilizer can burn stressed tree roots or push the plant to put on new growth when it does not have the energy.

  • If conditions continue to be dry after you've fertilized (e.g. little to no rainfall), be sure to water your evergreens regularly through late fall. 

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Thujas trees are what we know and mostly all we grow.

We have potential customers call from time to time asking how we are able to keep our prices lower than other nurseries, some say it makes them sceptical of the quality of our trees. For years we were buying from nurseries all over the country, this limited our ability to control quality and price.

That all changed in 2011, Today we do not buy from other nurseries. All the thuja trees we sell are grown at Thuja Gardens. Cutting out the middle - man gives us better control over prices, as well as quality.

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