Malonyana Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Malonyana'

Great choice for a quick, dense evergreen hedge or privacy screen. Shiny, mint-green foliage has a unique pineapple scent when crushed. Extremely narrow habit provides handsome vertical interest to any landscape. An ideal replacement for Italian cypress in colder winter regions.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
LoreDiscovered over a century ago, this European conifer is still rare in North American gardens.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar, Narrow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Rose (Rosa); Weigela (Weigela); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Provide deep, fertile, loamy, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from drying winds. Provide some shade in hotter summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Mulch root zone to conserve moisture. Fertilize when new growth begins in spring. Needs little care once established.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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