Thuja is a western or any other plant for our landscapes, though not typical. Representatives of the Cypress family were brought to us from America and Asia. However, they adapted well and became very popular in garden design. Under the name Thuja western, a large number of ornamental forms and varieties are combined - these are perennial shrubs of various types, slender and tall trees. For central Russia with frosty and snowy winters, it is recommended to use certain hybrids that do not require additional shelter. One of them is the Golden Globe thuja, care for it is simple, and the plant itself is distinguished by unpretentiousness.
Thuja western Golden Glob - evergreen low-growing spherical bush. The height and diameter of the crown are about the same - about 1 m of the bark has a brown color, sometimes with a reddish tinge, peeling off with narrow stripes occurs with age. Needles bright yellow-green hue. With a continuous surface coating forms a golden ball with a rich green inside. By autumn, the color changes to copper. Thanks to this feature, the plant is very popular among gardeners and landscape designers. A small yellow ball is able to revive the site even on the most overcast and rainy days. The development of the plant is slow, for a year the growth is only up to 8-10 cm, and the shrub reaches its final size in diameter (1-1.2 m) only by 20 years of growth. Fairly winter-hardy variety, small size makes it easy to make shelter. Among experienced gardeners and designers, the plant is known as the "yellow ball."
Location and soil
Thuja western Golden Glob to the ground is not as demanded as some of its relatives, but ideally it prefers light loamy soil, therefore the application of complex mineral fertilizers is required in the prepared planting soil. It is best to choose lighted places, in the shade the needles become thin and pale, losing the characteristic golden hue. Dry air suffers badly enough. The climatic zone is defined as 5A, that is, it does not require shelter in central Russia, as a rule, due to its small height, it is completely covered with snow. In this case, it is necessary to prepare the frame so that heavy precipitations during thawing and during the winter will not break the crown.
Planting and care
Experts recommend buying plants with a closed-type root system, that is, in containers. Such specimens more easily tolerate transplantation and better adapt to new conditions. Before planting, be sure to carefully pour an earthen ball. The landing pit should be 1.5–2 times the size of the container. Make sure that the root neck is not immersed in the soil and remains at ground level. The width of the pit should be larger than the pot so that the growing roots have enough space around. Subsequent care is regular watering in hot and dry weather, as well as sprinkling, as the thuja western Golden Glob does not like dry air. Spraying is carried out in the early morning hours or in the evening after sunset. It is necessary to loosen the soil gently, the shrub has a root system of the surface type with several powerful roots going deep. The best option is mulching. It will protect the roots from overheating, slow down the evaporation of moisture, prevent cracking of the soil and give a decorative look to the near-barrel space. As mulch, you can use dry grass, peat, crushed bark of trees. In the late autumn, it should be removed and replaced with pine conifer branches - this step will prevent the appearance of mice.
Thuja does not require the formation of a crown as such, but for the density of the “ball” it is possible in the early spring along with sanitary pruning to slightly trim the tips of the young shoots.
Diseases and pests
The bright and unusual thuja of the western Golden Glob is most often affected by the bark beetle, spider mite, tuya aphid and false guard. In recent years, it has been noticed that garden plants were affected more often with May shrimp. To protect the plants, it is best to carry out preventive treatments in the early spring with insecticidal preparations of the Actellic, Aktara or Engeo type. To prevent the emergence or treatment of fungal diseases, use the fungicide "Skor", "Kvadris", "Maxim", "OksiHom" etc.
Thuja Western Golden Globe: use
Low-growing shrubs would be an ideal choice for small-sized gardens, where more tall varieties, such as Smaragd, will clutter up space and create shade. Forming a small ball with a golden hue of needles, the thuja contrasts emerald green of the lawn, along which it can be used as a tapeworm. Or create a decorative low hedge, decorate rock gardens. Thuja perfectly complements other perennial shrubs, especially with decorative foliage or unusual shape, for example, Japanese maple. Designers love to use it for contrasting landscape groups with different architecture. Separately, it is worth noting the possibility of creating compositions on the balcony or loggia, terraces, as this dwarf shrub develops well in containers.
In the category "Frost resistance" this variety is an undisputed winner. According to reviews of American gardeners, all planting thuja Golden globe they carried out anomalous forty-degree frosts (which in Moscow will not surprise anyone).
Dwarf shrub is a regular ball formed by sufficiently thick skeletal branches radiating from the short trunk. Surprisingly, the crown practically does not need pruning, increasing evenly in all directions. Growth rate - from 5 to 8 cm per year. The description of the Tui Golden Globe from the same Americans describes it as “completely carefree” and “not out of control”.
But truly “carefree” it will be only if planted in a suitable place and in compliance with agricultural technology. The root system of the dwarf tui is not as powerful as that of the ordinary one. She needs a fresh fertile soil, light loam of a weakly acid reaction, with good air permeability.
If thuis of different varieties would come together and boast in front of each other, Golden glob I would boast that I endure spring insolation without needles burning. But in the suburbs of small "globes" it is better to pritenit - seedlings should be allowed to grow stronger. And we shouldn’t forget about snow - it’s not for us that a miniature thuja - a fallen fir tree can be bent to the ground. Winter shelter for Tui can be made with your own hands, and you can buy a ready-made version - a case of spunbond on an elastic frame.
Distinguish a "purebred" specimen of Tui Golden globe Golden Taffet and Golden Pearl are very similar to her by the arrangement of their paws - they are overwhelmingly in the horizontal plane, moreover, the tips of the shoots slightly wilted. This applies to older planting stock and large-sized Tui plants with an already established crown. In our nursery, everything is much simpler: all planting material, starting from two-year-old seedlings, has a certificate.
After seeing Golden Globe on sale, every second landscape designer will exclaim: “my favorite color!” And “my favorite size!”. The Ephedra is really good. It is used very widely: accents, tapeworms, rock gardens, forest edges, Japanese and private gardens. Grown in offices and in home collections.
Needles - thick, close-fitting scales - well-dressed all year. In the spring, Golden Globe resembles an orange in color, brightens by summer, “imitating” lime now. By the winter it is covered with a light patina of bronze, but still remains in the sprinkling positive citrus gamut. If the needles at the surface of the crown is painted in warm colors, then in the depths it is a cool green color, but also bright.
The partial shade and even the shadow will not bring a thuja of visible discomfort. Here are just its needles will become completely green, as in the Woodwardy variety (mutation of which Golden globe and is). This must be taken into account when building compositions, and in the event that the thuja seedling is planned to grow in a container at home.
Thuy Golden Globes, which are planted in a row along the main walkway, look exactly the same, they shine like polished buttons. Especially against the backdrop of contrasting bedding. Of course, they are individual. One grows a little faster, the other is not in a hurry. It will require a systematic haircut, so that all the balls were of the same “caliber”.
Watch outmania: in no case do not cut the branches to last year's wood! Thuja does not have sleeping buds there, and the shoots will not recover.
It is not difficult to guess that it is not easy to get a perfectly flat row of spherical thujas. Even two of them to align without proper skills is not always possible. Contact us: garden center Planet of Plants ready to offer qualified calibration services ... i.e. pruning. Coniferous.
The main thing is not to forget that the bush is a dwarf. All operations (loosening, dressing and the same pruning) should be done adjusted for this feature. Carefully and accurately.
On the choice of location already mentioned above. Planting time - autumn, before the frost, in the land, which is still warm after the summer. You can plant Tui in spring.
Fertilizer is better to use specialized for conifers. Mini thuja is afraid of burning the roots, so the concentration is reduced by two to three times.
Slap the soil around the stem is not necessary. But it is necessary to water. And the final finishing touch is mulch. They do not regret it: the thicker, up to 7-10 cm, layer, the more comfortable the roots of the plant.
Watering is not often, but generously, no less than a bucket on the root. Young saplings in the heat can be pampered with sprinkling, adults have enough dew that falls in the morning.
In addition to all the benefits, the "carefree" thuja Golden Glob is not damaged by insects and diseases. Chervets, scale insects, tuevaya aphids must be very hungry in order to decide to taste the "golden" branches. But if there are phytophagous foci nearby, it is better to do preventive treatment.
If autumn has stood out dry, a near-stem circle should be shed, no less than a bucket, and preferably two, on a bush. Water recharge irrigation will help the collar to keep a rich golden “fur coat”. This is especially true in the open, where in winter they blow up the drying winds.
It is interesting
According to the teachings of Feng Shui, everything round and golden draws wealth into the house. Thuja Golden Globe is ideal for the role of a living money mascot. Meter across, it does not take up much space, but it will give a lot of good mood.
It will definitely add to the money-not-money, but to the owner’s health: each needle will exude essential oils and life-giving, such phytoncides we need.
Thuja "Europe Gold" can grow up to 4 meters
"Europa Gold" - a conifer. Its difference from other species is slower growth. Despite this drawback, this species is a more frost-resistant plant than other counterparts.
This shrub is considered larger. It can grow even in a year. In height easily reaches 10 centimeters, in width - 5 centimeters. The crown looks like a pyramid in diameter can be more than 2 meters.
Scaly cover needles golden color. To soil this variety is picky.
All these varieties are similar because they like the sun rays or barely shaded areas. If only the sun got a little bit on the plant. The natural color of shrubs also depends on it.. In addition, Gold Europe:
- used in single landings
- in group landings
- can be planted as hedges
- can be planted in the rose garden
Tui’s “Europe Gold” homeland is North America. However, this fact did not prevent the plant from settling down perfectly in the Russian Federation and neighboring countries.
Description of the shrub and its life cycle
Western thuja - an ornamental plant. The shoots are yellow. This color due to the fact that the shoots gets a lot of sun.
In the autumn period of the year "Golden Globe" becomes pine-colored pine needles, and when spring comes it turns into gold, and the foliage is saturated with bright green color.
Thuja grows slowly:
- in 12 months it grows to just 8 or 10 centimeters
- the diameter is only about a meter if the plant reaches the milestone of 20 years
Thuja western "Golden Globe" - a favorite variety of many gardeners - amateurs. She is very popular. The main thing is to create the right conditions for its growth.
Cutting the plant is optional. The only thing in the spring may need to slightly trim the bush in shape.
She is distinguished and called differently. Some people call this plant "ball", others "yellow sphere". And all because of the color and shape.
In golden color it is painted only.if growing in shaded areas or in the sun. In the shade has a light green color, crown loose sparse.
The Golden Globe thuja grows and grows better in moist and fertile soil. Therefore, before planting, it is better to add mineral fertilizers to the soil so that growth will be carried out more intensively.
After planting, it is recommended to add a trunk circle with hay or peat.
At the end of autumn, experts recommend replacing this mixture with another component - fir spruce branches.
This is necessary in order to save the plant from mice and rats that can live in mowed grass. After all, rodents can not only damage, but also completely destroy the sapling of thuja.
Thuja does not like dry air. You need to make sure that the shrub does not become loose. Shoots need to be shortened and periodically carry out a small haircut.
This is necessary to stimulate new shoots and thick foliage.
How to grow a healthy bush
The first requirement for the shrub to please the eye and grow more and more is the presence of a well-lit area. The plant, of course, carries the shadow, however, it also develops worse and becomes less attractive to the throne crown.
But there are recommendations to the land:
- it is desirable that it was easy
- suitable soil with an admixture of peat or clay
- if the ground is not light, it is necessary to provide an interlayer inside the planting fossa that will serve as drainage. It should be about 15 centimeters in thickness.
The planting pit should be about the size of a plant to about 80 centimeters.
It is advisable to prepare the soil mixture in advance. Ideal composition of sand, leaf soil, peat, in the ratio of 1-1-2.
Acidity must match The following parameters: for tui fit within - from 4 to 6 pH.
To make the plant grow better and grow faster add nitroammofosku. Thuja's root neck should be level with the ground.
After planting the seedling, you should constantly make watering. A week is enough 1 time. To do this, one bucket of water is enough for an adult plant.
If the landing took place in the heat, the thuja should be watered more often.
This shrub evaporates a lot of moisture, so it loves rain and a lot of moisture. All this will have a positive effect on the plant.
Top dressing is carried out in the spring period of the year. Different mineral supplements can be used for this purpose.For example, a complex type.
Description of thuya Golden Globe
The dwarf variety of western thuja with golden-yellow needles at the ends of the shoots and a small annual increase is a godsend for gardeners, for whom it is important to see their plot bright on cloudy autumn days and in early spring and even in winter. At the same time, the Golden Golden Globe thuja or Thuja occidentalis Golden Globe does not require constant attention, it keeps the crown spherical shape without frequent cutting and grows well with minimal care.
The strengths of the variety include:
- decorative, continuing throughout the year,
- the original shape of the crown, not changing over time,
- yellow needles at the ends of branches,
- small, up to 5–10 cm per year, growth rate,
- high frost resistance, which makes it accessible to summer residents of both the middle lane and regions to the north,
- not difficult care,
- good survival after planting.
As follows from the description of the thuja Golden Glob, the characteristic yellowness of the surface scale-like needles in the autumn is replaced by brownish-red hues of copper.
In the spring, with the beginning of the growing season, the plant returns its unique color. However, the summer resident will be able to rejoice at the lively golden balls only if the bushes are properly planted.
Thuja is light-requiring, and this, above all, applies to varieties with a yellow crown. Getting into the shade, such plants soon lose their original shade, becoming light green. Crohn loses its density and natural spherical shape. Therefore, the place for planting bright conifers choose in the sun or in partial shade, but always with protection from the cold wind.
The globular thuja Golden Globe has the maximum possible size for a variety only at 15–20 years old. The width of its crown reaches 100-120 cm at the same height.
The well-being of both the seedling and the adult plant is guaranteed by a loose soil with a moderate nutrient content and non-stagnant rain or melt water.
Domestic sandy loams or loams are optimal for tui. More dense soils require the introduction of sand and peat, otherwise the squeezed root system cannot develop, which will adversely affect the aerial part of the plant.
Характеристика хвойного куста
- Растет долго.
- Любит солнечные места и небольшую полутень.
- Loves moisture and does not tolerate drought.
- Resistance to high.
Landing: The landing is recommended in places with light penumbra.
Care: Needs the most intensive watering, watering the crown with water. It makes a good haircut, because after it grows much denser.
The bush grows in an extent of 20 years and does not demand a hairstyle. In the spring you may need pruning for sanitary purposes, to eliminate dead branches. The cut is carried out carefully, in order not to deprive the hive of dormant buds, otherwise the trimmed bud will not be able to resume. also worth taking care of the best place for thuja, because she prefers partial shade and the sunny side of the territory.
In a sheltered area from lighting, the bush will receive a light greenish color. At the same time, the crown saturation will be lower than that of the bush, which received more illumination. The most optimal soil for planting is considered to be moist loam, without excessive moisture.
Vegetation in this soil will be carried out rapidly, when a little fertilizer is added to the planting mixture. You can use mineral fertilizers and organics. After planting around the bush it is recommended to put mulch from peat or straw. Before winter, straw should be replaced with coniferous spruce trees in order to avoid mice, since they can spoil the bark of the thuja.
Tip! To return to life thawed, injured dry air, long cloudy weather, or when the plant is old, it is necessary to prune shoots. This activates the growing season of new shoots, contributes to the density of the crown.
Thuja seedlings are usually sold in specialized containers with a closed root system. They are well fertilized and ready for transfer to open ground at any time during the vegetation phase. But it is preferable to plant in spring in order for the plant to fully adapt to the soil.
To soil, thuja is undemanding, however, it is not recommended to locate it in wetlands. Thuja is well formed in light partial shade. In some species, the lack of clear illumination has a negative effect on the appearance: the thuja, the western golden glob, changes color from wheat to dull green.
The planting of the thuja is done in the turf of the lawn, for this reason it is necessary to correctly prepare the pit, the scale of which depends on the size of the land seedling. The hole must be dug 30 cm deeper than the elevation of the coma and 40 cm wider. When the ground is heavy, in this case the bottom deepens by another 20 cm for laying the drain cover. Then pour nutrient soil, including compost. A tree is planted in the prepared pit; soil is poured around the earthy coma.
When disembarking it is very important not to close the ground with the place where the roots pass into the trunk. It must be at the level of the soil. Otherwise, the tree will grow slightly, turn yellow. After planting a tree, the ground is slightly tamped, then watered. It will take up to two buckets. Next, the radical circle is mulched by the crushed bark of coniferous trees.
Growing tui from seeds is rational when a “live” fence is planned on the site. For this design will require a lot of seeds. to get seedlings at home it will take from 3 to 5 years. But it must be borne in mind that new trees may not reproduce the varietal characteristics of the mother plant. Thuja seeds ripen in cones. They are harvested at the beginning of autumn before opening, after they are kept warm for several days in order for the seeds to spill out in a natural way.
The best option - sowing the winter. Saplings will grow stronger and less trouble. In autumn, the seeds of thuja can be sown directly in the garden or in a box. It is much more convenient to sow the seeds in a box, since with the arrival of spring they are simply moved to the greenhouse. For sowing thuja will need land, which includes: turf land - 1 part, peat - 2 parts, sand - 0.5 parts.
The composition is poured into the box, 2-3 cm from the edge remains. Grooves are cut to a depth of approximately 1 cm at a distance of 5-6 cm. You can mulch the crops 2-3 cm of peat crumb and cover them from animals. The box should be identified at the site in a place where the sun's rays do not reach. In the spring, approximately 20 days after the earth warms up, the seeds of the thuja will seem. Sprouts are similar to thin spruce branches, but later (after 2-3 months) scaly "legs" will appear.
Planting thuja cuttings is much easier than growing seedlings from seeds. However, the main advantage is that the young will inherit varietal characteristics.
Harvesting thuja cuttings is done in spring, before the kidneys awaken. This kind of material will take root after 2-3 months, and in the autumn harvesting - only next year.
From the middle or upper part of the crown of an adult thuja, 3-year-old branches of 8-12 cm in length are selected and cut off. Next, the cuttings for the day are put in a mixture for better survivability (Kornevin). Thuja sprigs are planted in a greenhouse in a mixture of sand, peat and sod land, deepening by 5 cm. The distance between the plants in the row is 8 cm, between the rows is 12 cm.
The main requirement for germination is to maintain a stable high moisture at a temperature of 19C during the first half of the month, and then with increasing it to 20C. It is possible to use shelters made of plastic bottles. In early August, thuja seedlings are transferred to open ground.
Peculiarities of care
Thuja feels great on nutrient soils of any composition and any acidity. Auxiliary mineral fertilizers will not require. However, the land for this plant must be constantly fresh and wet. The root system of thuja Golden Glob is superficial, however, it has 1 or 2 main deep roots - therefore, the plant will tolerate a small drought, and an excess of moisture in the root zone can lead to rotting of the roots.
When it comes to pests, in this case, this attractive shrub easily becomes a treat for a thug aphid, bark beetle and spider mite. To eliminate them, the plant must be treated with chemicals to destroy harmful insects. A significant threat to the thuy is a bug or a May bug. Its larvae absorb the roots of the plant with great speed.
To eliminate them, the bark of the shrub (trunk and measles neck) is sprayed with various substances on the basis of imidacloprid. After 40-50 days, it is recommended to repeat the treatment. To prevent infection with fungus using fungicides.
In the nursery they sell thawed Golden Glob grown in a pot. Fertilizers have already been applied to such plants, so they will be quite enough. Before planting in the soil the plant is well watered. Planting shrubs, observe the location of the measles cervix - it must be at ground level.
An adult tree of thuja of this species perfectly endures the winter cold, so they do not need protection. With the arrival of spring, the tree is cut a little for sanitary purposes - dry twigs are cut. If desired, and needs perform the formation of the crown.
Using Thuya Western in Landscape Design
Thuja can be grown as a container culture, used in the formation of a hedge, to take part in the compositions. Such a shrub to decorate any suburban area. In addition, the tree perfectly cleans and ionizes the air.
Western shrub is considered one of the best types of thujas, which are characterized by a moderate increase. Stability to urban circumstances makes it possible to make wide use of this breed in the landscaping of populated areas, and the variety of decorative forms makes it possible to form various compositions.
In landscape design is used for soliterny landings (garden forms), and also for alleys and fences of various elevations. For forestry purposes, it is used for planting on excessively wet soils and is of interest as a sub-timber breed. One of the most common park trees. It goes well with cypress, Eastern spruce.
Read more about the variety here:
Brief summary of culture
Golden Globe (in Russian “golden ball”) is a decorative variety of thuja, which is a small bush with a spherical crown (hence the name). The crown can be of different sizes, depending on the age of the tree. This shrub grows and develops for a very long time, but is notable for its great resistance to cold, wind and sudden temperature changes.
Tuya Golden Glob
The official name of the variety, which is used in the directory, sounds like “thuja western Golden globe”. Now there are many new varieties of this evergreen shrub, but Golden Glob still enjoys the greatest popularity. The spherical crown of this plant is visible from afar and immediately attracts attention.
Tui Golden used to be a rarity, but now the situation has changed. This variety of thuja appeared in Russia relatively recently, in the last third of the twentieth century, and was bred specifically for use in landscape design: for planting in parks, squares, schools and kindergartens as an ornamental plant. In the description of the variety it is indicated that the main distinguishing feature of this variety of Tui is the crown in the form of a sphere. You can learn this variety of Tui on the following grounds:
- Spherical crown,
- The height and diameter of the crown reach 1 m,
- The reddish chestnut color of the bark of old trees bark leaves the trunk in small chunks,
- The needles have a bright light green color, gradually darkening with age.
Fact! In the year the shrub grows only 8-10 cm, the final formation of the plant is completed only 20 years after planting the young sapling.
Thuya can be planted with seedlings and seeds. Seedlings are planted in the open ground in the spring, in a prepared pit with a nutrient mixture. At the bottom of the drainage layer is placed. The seedling is carefully placed in the center of the pit, completely filling the roots with earth. After planting, you can water and break through the soil.
If the gardener decided to arrange a hedge on the plot, it is more rational to plant the thuja with the help of seeds. This can be done as follows:
- In the autumn collect thuja cones,
- Leave them warm for a few days to fully open, pour out the seeds,
- Sow in a box filled with nutrient mixture for coniferous shrubs,
- Put the box on the site in the shade.
If done correctly, the first shoots will appear in the spring. Thuja western Golden Globe quickly adapts to the environment and almost always successfully takes root.
You can read about thuya cultivation agrotechnology in any reference book for novice gardeners and landscape designers. Thuja Golden globe is undemanding to care, but still leave this plant "to the mercy of fate" is not worth it. The list of basic care activities includes the following procedures:
- Top dressing
- Crown formation by trimming.
Thuja prefers moderate watering. It will easily survive a short-term drought, but from the excess moisture the roots of the plant will immediately begin to rot. The ground around the thuja should be slightly damp all the time.
This variety feels great on badlands. For intensive growth and development does not require special application of complex fertilizers of industrial production, and this is one of the main advantages of the variety. However, the plant can acutely feel the deficiency of calcium and potassium (in this case, the needles fall off and the needles are deformed). Old, time-tested organic dressings will help to solve the problem - ground egg shells and sifted through a sieve, purified from impurities ash. You can make them with both medical and prophylactic purposes.
Important! Pruning is carried out not only with the purpose of forming the crown, but also in order to remove dead branches. As a rule, the plant is cut in the spring. The main thing is to be careful and not to cut off the sleeping buds, because their loss is irreversible.
Young plants need mulching. For mulching, you can use peat, straw or coniferous spruce branches.
On a note! Lapnik is not only an excellent covering material, but also a powerful tool against mice. Thuja quite often suffers from these rodents, so additional measures of protection do not interfere.
Thuja Golden Globe in landscape design
Tuyu "golden ball" is often planted in parks and gardens. There are both group and single landing. When planting plants for decorative purposes should be borne in mind that she loves space and does not like crowding. This variety looks good in combination with other varieties that have dark green needles. In this case, you need to plant bushes, alternating light green Golden Globe with dark green species.
Thuja Golden Globe in landscape design
Paired thuja bushes are often planted on both sides of the porch of a private house, gate or main entrance to the building. In summer cottages, this variety is often used to create hedges in combination with other types of evergreen shrubs. You can plant a thuja with a solid wall or leave free space between the bushes to fill it with deciduous trees. Such a hedge looks very beautiful in autumn, when deciduous trees become bright red or yellow, and the thuja retains its natural light green color.
On a note! You should not combine this variety with shrubs that have an elongated crown. The best neighbor for the Golden Globe Thuja will be the same spherical bushes, about the same diameter and height.
Golden Globe is one of the most famous and beautiful varieties of thuja. Due to its unpretentiousness, it will grow well and develop in almost any region of Russia.
General Description of Tui Golden Globe
Dwarf shrub with a golden color at the end of scaly needles is characterized by a small annual increase. Variety description indicates a characteristic color change. In autumn, they turn brown with a coppery shade of red.
Thuja western, used in landscape design, enlivens its appearance at any time of the year. In this case, the tree does not need to be regularly formed to maintain the spherical shape of the crown. Decorative thuja Golden Glob, the description of which indicates the strengths of the variety, is different:
- high resistance to low temperatures
- annual growth of 5-10 cm
- original form
- ease of care
- excellent survival rate when landing.
A yellow-crown thuja loves well-lit areas. In the shade, the plant takes on a light green color, and the crown loses its spherical shape. The width and height of a 20-year-old Tui is 100-120 cm.
How to plant and care for thuja?
For planting choose a porous soil with a normal content of nutrients. Thuja western Golden Glob is demanding on the composition of the soil. To ensure the normal development of the ground part of the soil with a dense composition requires the introduction of sand, peat.
For this type of tui, planting and care involves the fulfillment of a number of conditions. The tree is planted in pre-prepared pits, the depth of which depends on the size of the root system. Drainage is laid on the bottom, and a ground mix consisting of peat, sand, and garden soil is prepared for backfilling.
Seedling globular plants lay in the hole so that the roots are freely located. To ensure the active development of the thuja of the western Golden Glob, you can use complex fertilizers.
Plant care provides for abundant watering. Mulching with peat or other material ensures the preservation of moisture required for the root system, and limits the evaporation of water from the soil.
After planting, the soil is freed from weeds, the loosened crust is formed to a depth of 8-10 cm. In the hot period, it is recommended to water young saplings. When sanitary crown formation is cut only a small part of the shoots, which contributes to the active growth of needles.
A plant that has been affected by dry air can be brought back to life by removing dry shoots. This event activates the development of new scaly needles. Golden spherical appearance is used to create borders. When growing thuja western in portable containers, the plant can be placed anywhere.
The thuja's root system allows the plant to adapt to a small drought. Excess moisture can adversely affect development. A bush of golden thuja is affected by various insect pests. To combat them use special drugs.
How does the plant reproduce?
Saplings of spherical thuja can be purchased in specialized stores. They are sold in containers. Landing exercise method of transshipment.
Thuja western Golden Glob propagated by seeds. This method of cultivation is rational to use if the site is planned to create a fence of trees. For such clearance territory will take a long time. It is important to bear in mind that the seed may not retain the characteristics of the main variety.
Seed collection is carried out in early autumn to the disclosure of cones. When laying the material in the winter grow strong seedlings. In the autumn, you can sow on the garden bed. Convenient care for seedlings is provided when laying in the container. To do this, the material is laid in the soil mixture to a depth of 1 cm at a distance of 5-6 cm from each other.
Crops can be mulched with a layer of peat. The container is placed on the site in a place protected from direct sunlight. Sprouts will appear in the spring after the soil is heated, and after 2-3 months they will need needles.
Размножение черенками позволяет сохранить признаки материнского растения. Этот способ отличается простотой и скоростью. Заготовка черенков проводится весной до пробуждения почек. Для этого выбирают 3-летние ветки верхней части взрослого дерева длиной 10-12 см.
Before planting, the material is placed in a root solution for better survival. On cuttings planted in the greenhouse, roots are formed in 2-3 months.
Planting material is recommended to be planted at a distance of 8-12 cm, deepening by 5 cm. To form a root system, a high level of humidity and temperature + 19 ... + 20 ° C is required. Ready seedlings are transferred to a permanent place in the prescribed period.