Techny Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Techny'

A broadly based pyramidal form having dense foliage that maintains its handsome dark green coloring all year. Excellent for medium to tall hedges or screens. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.


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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 12 to 15 feet tall, 6 to 8 feet wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Design IdeasThe broadly pyramidal form of this conifer makes it an excellent accent for the border or at the bottom of the drive. Use it in small beds in the lawn for an evergreen statement. It also makes a fine hedge that fills in well.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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