• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Evergreen Hedge
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:THEW-ya ok-si-den-TAY-lis
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleRustic
    Design IdeasThe dense form of this evergreen is impressive planted in a row along the edge of the garden or along the drive. It lends a formal look to the garden, and makes a good foil to shrubs with a more casual form. Planted singly, it makes a fine statement.
    Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, loamy, well-drained soils; dislikes dry conditions. Mulch around root zone and shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.