First Editions Technito Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘BailJohn’)

First Editions Technito Arborvitae

  • Attractive Dark-Green Evergreen!
  • Fantastic Fluffy Shrub
  • Naturally Rounded & Symmetrical Pyramid
  • Easy Care Privacy
  • Popular Low-Maintenance Hedges
  • Full Sun Loving
  • Year-Round Presence
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Minimal Shearing Required
  • Compact & Cold Hardy
  • Excellent Accent Plant & Specimen

The First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘BailJohn’ PP 15850), has the attractive dark green foliage of Techny, and retains its color through winter just as well!

This cultivar, being noticeably denser, is an improvement because it will require less shearing! Naturally soft and fluffy, these symmetrical and rounded pyramidal shrubs are fantastic formal and informal landscape workhorse!

It forms a compact pyramidal outline and one of the most popular evergreens used in urban landscapes for privacy and windbreaks!

How to Use First Editions® Technito® Arborvitae In The Landscape

The reason for Arborvitae’s popularity probably lies in their versatility. Whether used for screening or as a specimen, there is an arborvitae cultivar in just the right size or shape for almost every yard.

Tolerant of urban and city conditions, these modest-sized shrubs fit into most smaller urban lots as well! Not taking up much space, they’re easy to grow, tolerant landscape backbones!

Use for privacy and hedges, property defining borders, provide evergreen backdrops to your garden plantings, or four-season greenery along your foundation, all benefit from the curb appeal boosting Technito®!

Looking lovely along a fence to enhance (or hide) the view! Fringe a ring of these around your seating areas, fire-pits, pergolas, or garden swing to create an outdoor space you can’t wait to get lost in! Thick privacy and relaxing textures whisk the rest of the world away.

Technito® Arborvitae is an attractive low-maintenance shrub that is a fantastic vertical accent in the landscape!

Tips For Care

Easy to grow, Arborvitae does best in full sun and moist to well-drained soils of almost any type. This evergreen tolerates partly shaded locations but the foliage may not be as full and dense.

Shearing is not required but if you wish to, these don’t mind trimmed or shaped as needed. Hardy in USDA zones 3-7, these are cold-resistant shrubs!

These also benefit from some protection from cold, dry winter winds. Planting by a fenceline or closer to your home in these conditions will keep them looking their best.

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

If puddles remain on your soil after a rain, or watering, consider elevating the planting area. Add 18 – 24 inches of soil above the native soil line and plant your tree directly in that mound.

Use the “Finger Test” by sticking your finger into the soil near the roots to the second knuckle. If it’s moist, skip watering that day. If dry, a nice long drink is best.

First Editions Technito Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘BailJohn’) Details

Common name First Editions Technito Arborvitae
Botanical name Thuja occidentalis 'BailJohn'
Hardiness zone 3-7
Height 8 - 10 ft.
Width 4 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil condition Well drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Flower color N/A
Leaf color Dark green