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Fast Growing Thuja Trees for Sale
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.
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.
Thujas do not require pruning as they naturally grow in a columnar shape. However, if you are growing them as a hedge you will need to prune regularly to maintain shape. It can tolerate excessive pruning without any problem.
Foliage color, yellowing of foliage can be signs of fertilizer 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.
The best time to fertilize your Thuja trees is before new growth expands, around early April mid-May
(1) Dig your holes half again the width of the container they were grown in and the same depth of the container.
(2) After digging your holes, set your tree in the middle of hole.
(3) Make sure top of root ball is even with ground level, if not adjust by digging deeper or adding soil in bottom of hole and packing it good.
(4) Back fill one half way up on root ball, pack the fill good around the root ball.
(5) Finish filling hole to the top of root ball & tap down real good. If you do not pack it well, it may not hold the tree up straight after it is watered.
(6) DO NOT put soil on top of the root ball, this will cut off the oxygen to the roots.
(7) Now comes the most important part of planting! You need to mulch right away a good 3 to 4 inches deep. You don't want to let the rain wash dirt over top of the root ball and close off oxygen. Create a basin around each tree with the mulch, this guides the water to the root ball.
(8) Your trees being planted correctly is the most important part of all, its growth and survival depends on it! Be sure and keep weeds and grass from around trees, if you do not do this your trees will have a hard time getting enough water to be healthy.
LOTS OF TREES DIE DURING THE WINTER FROM LACK OF WATER!
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Thuja trees are one of the most versatile and attractive trees used in the landscape. They are useful as hedge material or as interesting focal points for the landscape. Planting thuja trees provides security and beautiful privacy screens. This easy to grow evergreen comes in a wide variety of sizes, providing a solution for almost any landscape situation. Anyone with even a lime green thumb will enjoy growing thuja trees.
Thuja trees prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun or even partial shade. Most zones of the United States provide ideal growing conditions.
Often grown as a privacy hedge, Thuja trees grow well anywhere in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 11, depending on the variety. They are ideally planted in the fall, about four to six weeks before the first frost.
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