Thuja plicata Whipcord
‘Whipcord’ is a unusual slow-growing, dwarf conifer with overhanging whipcord-like green foliage. This small shrub forms a compact mound when young and eventually forms a more rounded shrub over time.
Its glossy green foliage usually attains coppery-bronze tones in winter. Suitable for rock gardens or as hedging.
Details Thuja plicata Whipcord
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 1 – 1.50 m
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Hardiness: -35 Celsius
How to take care of Thuja Whipcord
In general : Thuja Whipcord 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 Whipcord have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Thuja Whipcord well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Thuja Whipcord 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 Whipcord require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.