Thuja occidentalis Smaragd
Emerald green cedar Smaragd is a slow growing strong Arborvitae that has a narrowly conical habit and aromatic foliage.Itdoes well as a solitary tree or for filling gaps in a hedge.
Details Thuja occidentalis Smaragd
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 2 – 3 m
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 10 cm
- Plants required: 3 per metre
- Hardiness: -20 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Thuja Smaragd
In general : Thuja Smaragd dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Thuja Smaragd have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Thuja Smaragd well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Thuja Smaragd are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Thuja Smaragd require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.