Holmstrup Eastern Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'
Pronunciation: THOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
|Description||This densely branched, compact, naturally narrow and conical evergreen has a neat, formal appearance. Holds dark green color well throughout the cold season. Provides year-round interest as a landscape accent or foundation plant. Use en masse as an effective windbreak or screen. Creates an attractive frame when planted in pairs.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||The 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 Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|Care||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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