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Thuja care - watering and feeding in spring, summer, winter and autumn


Summer landscaping cottage or house adjoining plot among other things, involves the care of vegetation. Ornamental trees such as thuja and juniper are the most common plants used for landscape design in our area. Especially Tui. The reasons for such love are simple. This is primarily an aesthetic appeal and good climatic, soil adaptability of the shrub. However, this does not mean that care for thujas in the spring and summer is not required at all.

In this article we will briefly talk about how to properly care for your thujas and what you need to know.

Spring care for thuja

Its peculiarities of care for thuja have both adult trees and young plantings.

Thuja can be planted both in autumn and spring, however spring is a much more preferable period since the tree will have a whole summer in reserve for the formation of the root system. As a result, the young thuja is almost guaranteed to survive the subsequent winter.

Therefore, first of all, immediately after planting the plant, it is necessary to eliminate all the risks for the young tree. The first and most important thing, which will probably surprise you a little, is that you need to take care that cats, dogs and other domestic animals did not cope with the plant or directly on the plant itself. That is guaranteed to lead to the complete or partial death of ornamental thuja.

Secondly, it is impossible to allow even accidental damage to the thuja, the young tree is very susceptible even to such a factor. To avoid this, you can build a small temporary fence around the ornamental tree.

Regardless of the age of the tree in the spring of his crown can burn in the sun. This is due to the fact that the root system in the frozen ground has not yet “come to life” and the tree cannot evaporate moisture, which means that even just the March sun can burn the green branches of the thuja. The appearance of the tree may deteriorate.

To prevent this from happening, pritenyat tree using gauze or mosquito nets. It is not worth taking away the sunlight from the plant at all in the spring.

Need not to miss this moment.

Thuja care in summer

Also, it is desirable to protect the thuja from pests, the main of which is tuey aphid. To do this, the tree should be in the beginning of summer (June and mid-June) to process a special solution. Necessarily at the beginning of summer, as pests activate their activity at this particular time.

Sometimes the thuja is affected by the motley mole. To solve this problem, you can apply the solution Cypermethrin.

Summer care also requires proper and abundant watering of the tree. This watering is done twice a week if the air is very hot and the moisture evaporates quickly. In the case of a moderate summer temperature, watering is sufficiently abundant once a week. In addition, if it is a young landing, the thuja requires additional sprinkling.

Sprinkling helps to clear the greens of dust and allow the pores of the plant to breathe without problems. For young Thuy, this is important because it helps the formation of the root system.

After watering the plants, it is desirable to loosen the ground to slow down its drying and that the root system is not all the time in the water and does not rot. However, it is impossible to loosen the ground deeper than 10 centimeters, as it is possible to damage the root system.

In order to avoid drying out of the soil in very dry weather, mulching is used. For this purpose, you can use any available materials, such as sawdust, or tree bark. Such a technique will protect the root system not only from drying out, but also from winter frosts.

Also, most often in summer, thuja are pruned to give the tree a certain shape. Pruning thuja carries easily. In addition, it has a positive effect on the growth of the tree. It is important not to overdo it. Such care for thujas in spring and summer!

How to care for thuja after landing

Depending on when the thuja was planted, further care will be taken. The right planting and the chosen place for the hilt will be the starting points of the next steps, these two important factors have a huge impact on the condition of the plants in the future.

For thujas, planted in spring and summer, first of all, careful watering is required once every seven days, on the condition of warm, but not hot days. If the weather is sunny, the air is hot, increase the watering to two times a week. The volume of water applied under the shrub should be at least one bucket in normal conditions, in extreme - two. A larger amount of fluid will be needed by an adult and a large plant, and in cases where the transplant was performed.

in the photo - a little thuja after landing

The first month of thuja growth is accompanied by obligatory sprinkling, at which the pores open and the plant begins to breathe, a delicate coniferous smell can be felt. Scaly needles thuy actively evaporates moisture, so they constantly need to be fed with water. Spray thuya once a week, on sunny hot days, sprinkling is required every day. The best time for plant irrigation is the evening after sunset, but it is possible in the morning if the thuja is not in the sun for a couple of hours.

Tui after planting in the fall require irrigation and sprinkling in the same volumes as spring seedlings. Young plants need to gain enough moisture to winter well, if autumn is rainy and prolonged, watering should stop or reduce the amount. An excess of moisture for a period of more than two weeks can lead to thuja disease.

on the photo - landing of a thuja

on the photo - watering the thuja after planting

Fertilizer after planting is not necessary, the appropriate dressing should have been made at planting. If for any reason fertilizers have not been applied, and the soil in the plot is poor in trace elements, then it is better to feed the plant, but this can be done only in spring and summer. When fertilizers are applied in autumn, sprouts and twigs will start to develop at the thuja, which will not have time to form by the winter, may die with strong frosts.

in the photo - thuya in landscape design

on the photo - thuja western “holmstrup”

After planting, the Tui is best fed with a solution of Zircon, the drug stimulates root formation, improves the absorption of water and nutrients by the plant. The fungicidal and antiviral properties of Zircon will protect the ephedra from diseases and viruses in the initial stages of development.

Thuja care at different times of the year

Thuja care begins after winter, lasts all spring and summer, ends in late autumn. According to many gardeners, the plant is unpretentious and can grow with minimal attention, but during the cultivation process a number of significant problems arise: thuja after winter is dry, blackened, turned yellow after transplanting, how to water, what to feed and what to do? All these questions have answers, consider the most common and most important.

on the photo - yellowed branches of thuja

When to open thuja after winter? Do not remove the shelter from the plants immediately with the advent of the first rays of the sun, especially for young seedlings growing for the first year. Make sure that the ground around the thuja is thawed and warmed slightly, then remove the covering material. Opening earlier, there is a risk of yellowing of the thuja, as the warm sun will cause the growth of twigs and shoots, the root system of the conifer in the frozen soil will be at rest, and the water metabolism will be disturbed.

What to do if thuja turned yellow after winter? Before taking action, you need to find the cause of the yellowing of green branches and shoots, there may be several:

yellowed thuja on the photo

If the thuja is blackened after winter, most likely a fungal infection has risen. Cut all the bad branches and treat with Hom, and if the fungus reappears, process it again. Pristvolnye circles of thuja can be watered with a solution of Fundazole or another fungicide. A plant can turn black if it is tagged by pets, fence the plant and treat it with any fungicide.

In spring and summer, as in the fall, thuja are watered as well as after planting, taking into account weather conditions and observing the time frame. Top dressing of a thuy begins in early spring, ends in the second half of August, so as not to cause the growth of shoots for winter. In the first year of life, plants are not fed, then fertilizers are applied as needed. Use complex fertilizers for tui, such as Osmokot (10-15 grams per bush) or Kemira-Universal (100 grams per 1 m? Of planting).

Tree species

Today, more than 100 types of thuja have been artificially created, but the main ones are the most popular.

  • Japanese. The best option for acquisitions, as unpretentious to weather conditions. The appearance of such a bush is very beautiful and attractive. However, in large cities, where the air is too polluted, it is difficult for a plant to survive.
  • Folded thuja lush, beautiful and tall, but very thermophilic. This kind of hard tolerates frosts. Behind it will require quality care and protection from wind and snow.
  • Oriental beauty it also tolerates winter and an unfavorable climate. This type of thuja is distinguished by its exquisite appearance, but it will take a lot to monitor its condition.
  • Korean it is also not very frost-resistant, it is important to note here that it has a very attractive color, which is poured favorably. If you create the most favorable conditions for it and carefully take care of it in winter, you can please yourself with this ornamental tree.

Planting thuja

Where best to buy thuyu? In specialized stores, nurseries or in the market. There are several types of shrub planting. This is sowing seeds, buying ready seedlings and grafting. Everyone will choose for themselves the most convenient way. Tui came here from Asia, where the climate is very suitable for her. However, thanks to his abilities to grow and adapt to different conditions, anyone can acquire it. It is still important to take some action in the care of shrubs. After all, with improper treatment, it will deteriorate. A common thuja disease is in yellowed leaves.

Plant a young plant in early spring. After planting the shrub, it should be watered once a week and sprinkled. It is best to perform these actions early in the morning or in the evening when the sun goes down. Also of great importance is fertilization in the soil. Fertilizing tui must take place regularly. It is necessary to choose the place where the plant will be planted. She likes warmth, but not heat, therefore, she needs to be planted in partial shade. Care must be taken that the bush is not disturbed by the strong wind. When a place is chosen, it is necessary to proceed with the landing itself. The pit should be about a meter deep and wide, add fertilizer, cover sand with peat.

Spring care features

Spring care consists in top dressing, watering, cutting of a plant. It is important to observe the frequency at least 2 times during the season of fertilization. They should be added to the soil when the young tree is stronger, approximately 12 months after planting. In late August, feeding should be stopped. If you continue to fertilize thuja, the growth of new shoots in winter will continue. It is important to pay attention to the root system of the shrub, removing excess grass that will grow.

In the spring you can carry out mulching, it will protect the plant and help retain moisture. It is good to apply shavings, chopped walnuts. Watering is carried out taking into account the amount of precipitation. As for circumcision, it is also best carried out when the shrub gains strength and takes root well. There are many types of various haircuts for TUI, among them you can easily find a suitable for decorating the appearance of the site.

Features of summer care

In the summer of beauty-thuy need to save from the scorching sunand heat. If the weather is dry, it is important to water it at least 2 times a week for 2 buckets per tree. Of great importance is loosening the land around the shrub, however, this procedure should be carried out carefully. The root system of the thuja is not too deep, so it’s enough just to damage it.

As before, fertilizers should be applied and sprinkled with peat, bark, nuts, which will help retain moisture. It must be remembered that the thuja does not like the open sun, so if it is planted in the southern regions, where the summer is very hot, you should take care that the tree grows in a small shelter from direct rays.

Features of care in the winter

Fully addictive young TUI to weather conditions will take 2-3 years.

Despite all its unpretentiousness, the tree requires attentive attitude and proper care. In winter, these members of the conifer family are in particular need of care.

Preparations for the winter period should take place before the onset of cold weather and snowfall (in the period of late autumn, depending on the region of growth). First you need to carry out a number of works:

  1. A decent layer of bark mulch, nutshell should be laid near the tree trunk. In winter, it will rot and, accordingly, generate heat.
  2. The root neck of a coniferous plant also needs to be warmed and spud, impose a decent layer of peat or compost.
  3. Then thuya must be well watered.
  4. An adult plant is tied up with a rope, so it will not break under the weight of wet snow.

Then the tree must be covered so that it survived the frosty winter. They also wrap the plant in order not to expose it to the attack of small rodents and the influence of sunlight.

For this you need to prepare a special covering non-woven material or lapnik. It is not recommended to use materials that do not transmit light, since photosynthesis in this plant is carried out in the winter period.

Mature trees can not cover. Since they are able to survive the cold and the onslaught of the sun.

Ways to harbor

There are several ways to harbor tui for the winter.
As an option - you can do with ordinary bags as a covering material. This, of course, is quite simple and economical.

You can build around the tree a special frame of improvised means and wrapped it with a light cloth. It will be more reliable to protect against wind and snow.

But the general technology of harboring is this: the material of your choice must first be tied at the base of the prepared tree, and only then the wrapping will continue.

The fact is that by the end of winter, under the action of the sun, the tree evaporates moisture, and if the root system is not strong, the tree may not receive the necessary amount of liquid from the earth. As a result, thuja can simply dry out.

How to shelter shrubs for the winter, see the following video:

It is also very important to ensure that no extra snow accumulates on the tree, otherwise the branches may break. To prevent deformation of the top, it is better to tie it.

Care after winter

Care for thuja in the spring should be careful and thorough. The main work after the winter period:

  • opening,
  • loosening
  • mulching,
  • top dressing
  • pruning.

Tuyu open only when the snow melts and the air warms up a little. However, it is not recommended to do this with the onset of the first thaw. Hurry here is not worth it - you need to wait out all the possibilities of cold and solar attacks.

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After all, the first sun rays are no less dangerous for a tree than frost. They can provoke a sunburn on the plant, causing the branches to turn black and dry. With the arrival of the first warm days it is better not to open the tree right away, but to do it gradually. For a start, it will be enough for 2 hours a day to get used to.

Since the roots of the thuja are relatively shallow, you need to loosen no more than 10 centimeters in depth.

Also in early spring the tree should be watered well. Mulching around the trunk will protect the tree from overheating, drying out and freezing during this period.

Peat, sawdust, bark, compost can serve as mulch (the thickness of the layer should be about 7 centimeters). This event has a very positive effect on the well-being of the tree and contributes to the longer preservation of moisture.

If there is a lack of care, the thuja can grow and branch badly, needles can turn yellow and fall off.

By the end of spring and summer (from May to August) the tree must be fed and fertilized.

Since the thuja is almost unpretentious, it perceives everything quite well. If you fed it when planting, then the next time it is done only after 2 years.

Many people ask: how to feed the plant? There may be several options here.

As a rule, wood is treated with fungicides, special formulations for coniferous plants, and complex mineral fertilizers. But by the end of the summer, any feeding should be stopped, so that the branches slow down their growth.


In the spring, cutting dry, old and diseased branches will be very relevant.

Обновление пойдет растению на пользу и позволит здоровым побегам пойти в хороший рост и стабильно развиваться. Первую обрезку нужно осуществить на 2-3 год после высадки растения.

Чтобы сохранить красивую форму ветвей, не оставляя заломов и вмятин, лучше использовать большой секатор. This should be done in the initial summer period, when the branches and buds are finally formed.

The next pruning should be done at the end of August, and at the intermediate time, waiting for the tree to reach the required height, you can adjust the crown. In this case, it is better to cut off no more than one third of the shoot, so as not to weaken the plant.

Cutting a thuja also has an aesthetic sense, with its help the tree can be given the necessary shape, this is especially important for creating a hedge.

At first, a young thuja will especially feel the change of seasons, so after hibernation she may fall down, turn yellow and dry needles. With proper care, these phenomena will disappear, and the tree will safely adapt to the climate.

How to recover thuja after winter, see the following video:

When to open thuja after winter

Although bright green bushes and trees are beautifully in tune with the white cover, experienced gardeners recommend all tui cover for the winter. For this purpose, use non-woven, light and breathable material. If it so happens that with the onset of cold weather, the plants were left without shelter, it is necessary to provide them with additional protection in February. At this time, the light day increases, despite the low temperature, the sun warms.

Under the burning spring rays the needles wake up, while the root system is still asleep. As a result, there is an active evaporation of moisture. The roots do not compensate for the lost moisture and, as a result, the shoots dry up and turn yellow. Restore spoiled branches is no longer possible. Therefore, do not ignore the shelter, it helps to preserve the decorativeness of the tree.

To open the thuja after the winter is desirable after the awakening of the root system. Snow should come off the ground, or at least its main amount. The most suitable period is the time of swelling of the first buds on deciduous trees and bushes. But before that, it is advisable to periodically open the plants in cloudy weather so that they adapt to the light.

Soil care features

The condition of the soil for Tui no less important than the protection of needles from burns. Evergreens like moderately moist, fertilized, loose soil. Stagnant water for them is destructive, so even when planting you need to attend to the introduction of a sufficient amount of drainage into the pit.

Growing tui involves the following work with the soil:

The soil must be clean from weeds. The roots of other plants take away some of the nutrients. In addition, they can be carriers of disease, attract pests. It is advisable to periodically loosen the soil in order to improve its breathability and absorption of moisture. But to do this carefully, without going more than 10 cm, as the root system is superficial.

To simplify your work, and at the same time create a favorable environment for growth, you can grind the stem. As a coating material it is allowed to use compost, humus or chopped coniferous bark. Mulch stops the growth of weeds, retains moisture, improves the vital activity of soil microorganisms that enrich the composition of the soil.

Watering and Thuja Sprinkling

A common misconception among gardeners is that evergreens should be watered only with the onset of heat. In fact, as early as April, and in warm regions, and in March, moisture begins to actively evaporate under the influence of sunlight. The soil quickly consumes stocks of melted snow, so you need to replenish them.

To prevent the needles from drying out, in warm weather it is advisable to water the thuja once a week. In hot weather, watering should be increased to 2 times a week. A small tree about 3-5 years old requires 1 bucket of water. Under the adult plants can be poured and 2-3 buckets. In strong heat, the volume of water is doubled.

Care in the spring involves weekly sprinkling. This is especially important in the first warm month, when scaly needles evaporate moisture very actively. Spraying the crown contributes to the opening of the pores, which increases the pine aroma. The plant begins to breathe, and accordingly grow faster. Room water temperature is most suitable for sprinkling. The best time for spraying is earlier morning or evening when there is no sun.

Medical pruning tui

All damaged branches require immediate removal. Do not leave yellowed shoots in the hope of restoring them. Burned needles are dead. The same applies to the blackened areas. They were struck by a fungal infection that can spread throughout the tree. therefore you need to immediately cut them and handle antifungal medication, for example, "Hom."

It is important to carefully inspect the entire plant. If it is large, it is worth pushing the branches and look in the middle. In the depths also the dead needles turn yellow. Be sure to remove it. Otherwise, the damaged areas can get wet, breaking the shape of the crown and triggering the development of diseases.

The best period for medical pruning is April. But if time is missed, you should not wait until next year. In the case when the needles are yellowed or blackened, it is removed in any season. Spring and summer can be thinned crown. This is done to improve air circulation, which prevents the development of diseases.

When pruning is important to adhere to the following rules:

To carry out manipulations only in dry weather. You should not do this right after the rain or in the rain, as the view of the Tui will be slightly distorted.

Remove first dry and diseased branches, and then proceed to thinning. It is important not to overdo it so as not to spoil the crown.

To form a lush tree, cut only the tip without touching the side branches.

Thuja growing in the shade is not necessary. Usually they do not differ thick crown.

For adult plants is recommended preventive pruning annually. Young seedlings up to 3 years old can not touch if their needles are in perfect condition. If in the process of pruning large branches were removed, the sections should be processed with garden pitch or special paste. “Zhivitsa” and “Robin Green” are best of all, since they include pine resin to compensate for the lack of their own.

Tui Haircut

Forming haircut is done in 2 cases:

do not like the natural density of the crown,

not satisfied with the shape of the tree.

Depending on the variety of Tui pruning is carried out 2 times a year or every few years . If the annual growth is more than 20 cm, you need to adjust the length of the shoots in spring and summer. With a growth rate of 10-15 cm, a single haircut is sufficient. Dwarf plants, growing very slowly, almost never touch. They naturally take a beautiful shape. All that is required of the gardener is to shorten the branches that have got out of the main mass.

It is important to know not only how to properly cut the thuya, but also when to do it. Removing branches before bud breaks the growing season. This can be useful when removing old branches, while thinning the crown. If it is important to increase the green mass, cut it with thuja better after it has faded.

Hedge trimming

The easiest way to cut a hedge. Since the trees should fit tightly to each other, the side branches do not touch. It is enough to cut to the same height of the top. At the same time, no less than 2/3 of the original height should remain. The next year will only trim the regrown top.

Topi haircut thuja

Now it is fashionable to give Tuya different forms. The master with the help of some shears can create any sculpture. For beginners without practice, the formation of geometric shapes is available: cones, pyramids, balls, cubes. When choosing a form, it is desirable to focus on the natural habitus.

The spiral form of the crown is very popular. It requires hard work, but still not as difficult as it may seem at first. Best of all the spiral looks on tall plants. Suitable varieties are Brabant and Smaragd. To create a shape, do the following:

tie a rope or ribbon to the top and then spiral it along the entire length, spiraling it, adjusting the desired width of the turns,

along the resulting markings make a light contour with garden shears,

hold a deeper haircut so that the branch drop is smooth but well pronounced,

remove the rope from the tree.

Another way to create a spiral is to grow a thuja in a wire frame. As soon as the shoots of a young tree begin to look out of the frame, they are cut along the contour. Then the frame is removed. It is important not to overdo the pruning and not to create naked shoots. Needles on them will not grow, and as a result there will be ugly bald spots.

Top dressing in spring and summer

Caring for evergreens is easy. Strong trees and shrubs do not need various growth stimulants. Therefore, some gardeners reduce care for the thuja to timely watering and sprinkling. Top dressing is more necessary for young plants that are intensively increasing green mass.

Fertilizers are applied immediately upon planting. They have a positive effect on the strengthening of the root system, the adaptation of a tree or shrub in the open field, especially if earlier the sapling grew in a container. Then you can not fertilize young thuja for 2 years. Good makeup is enough for this time.

Feeding can be done in early soon as the snow melts and thaws the earth. It will launch the active growth of the plant, improve its attractiveness. Than to feed the Tui spring? Organic and mineral fertilizers are suitable for this purpose. It is best to choose complex preparations intended for coniferous crops. The use of ammonium nitrate is allowed in the calculation of 1 tbsp. l on 1 bucket of water.

Finnish top dressing “Fertika” shows good results. It is suitable for summer fertilizer. For medium sized tui, only 40 g of the product is sufficient. Also proven solution "Zircon". It enhances the ability to absorb nutrients and moisture, protects against ultraviolet radiation, and helps relive stress after transplantation or shearing.

It is recommended to water the shrubs well before fertilizing. And only then add dressing. After it is recommended to mulch the tree circle. This will improve the absorption of trace elements, preventing the rapid evaporation of moisture. At the cottage is not always possible to make timely feeding. In this case, you can use slow-acting fertilizers. It is enough to put them in the soil, and then from time to time to water thuja.

It must be remembered that a surplus of fertilizers is more dangerous than their absence. Therefore, do not get involved in feeding. On average, they are made every 10-14 days. Each product has a different concentration, so it is important to follow the instructions. If it is necessary to halt the growth of thuja, it is sufficient to reduce the introduction of nitrogen fertilizers.

Pest protection

Like any other plants, thuja are susceptible to pests. Tuevaya aphid, motley moth, fungus, pseudo shield scum are especially dangerous for them. Timely treatment is the prevention of possible diseases. It is best carried out in the spring. If time is lost, then at the beginning of summer, but not later, since already in June the pests intensify their activity.

Professionals recommend treating the plants with one of the complex preparations that helps with all common diseases. It is best to work with such means as:

Even sick Thuys, with proper care, are quickly restored. But it is still advisable not to neglect preventive measures or at least to begin treatment at the initial stage of the disease.

Care for young thujas

Beginner gardeners often wonder when to plant tui - in spring or autumn. Both options are possible.. But spring is preferable, because over the summer the coniferous plant has time to adapt, build up the root system and, as a result, be more prepared to meet the winter. For this reason, the survival rate of spring planting is better than autumn.

From the age of 3, caring for thujas is no different from caring for adult shrubs. But if you grow plants from seed or cuttings, young plantations need to give even more attention. The main activities - the treatment of strengthening and stimulating drugs. In the first year of life, they help increase the root system, settle down. And on the second - increase resistance to disease.

A good result was shown by the drug "Epin". They need to spray in calm weather, when there is no sun. You can repeat the procedure every 10 days during the spring and summer. It is also recommended to feed the plants with phosphorus and potassium every 3 weeks.

If the initial distance between seedlings is small, in the spring you can transplant them to a permanent place. It is also worthwhile to transplant if the root neck is too deep. It is enough to slightly raise the tree and strengthen. To get lush thuja in the shortest possible time, in spring all young shoots should be pinned 1-2 cm. This activates the growth of the side branches. This method is good for creating dense crowns, hedges.

Preparing for the winter

For the cold you need to start preparing in August. At this time, the feeding stops. It is better not to stimulate the growth of young shoots, because they do not have time to get stronger and are more likely to freeze. In the autumn, before warming the tree, it is necessary to water it abundantly.

To prevent the evergreen plant from freezing in winter, it is advisable to carry out the following actions:

Cover tree trunks with dry bark or dry leaves. The height of the layer is about 10 cm.

The branches of seedlings under the age of 3 years to pull around the trunk with a rope and wrap breathable non-woven material. It will save from freezing and will not allow the shoots to break under the weight of snow.

Branches of adult trees should also be pulled off with a rope to avoid deformation under the weight of snow.

Such protection will preserve the decorativeness of the thuja, prevent the development of diseases. Qualitatively prepared for the winter, the gardener greatly simplifies the spring care of conifers.

Care and landing of the thuy is not particularly difficult. Even an aspiring gardener can grow an evergreen tree on the plot. But nevertheless it is necessary to work hard in the spring. This is the most important period for a plant when nutrients are laid, protection from pests is carried out. Properly processed tui do not turn yellow, do not get sick, quickly increase the green mass. And timely pruning gives the shrub a well-groomed look.

Features care in the fall

With the arrival of autumn is important prepare thuja for coolingso that they do not come as a surprise to her. With the first frost it is important to wrap a young plant. And when winter time passes, you should gradually release thuja from the shelter. If the tree is already quite mature, there is no need to cover it, but it is worth protecting it from strong winds and drafts. In the fall, the shrub also needs watering and mulching, but fertilization has already stopped.

Features of winter care

In winter, thuja also needs proper care. If the tree is just beginning to grow the first year, you need wrap off frost. This task will cope with a dense fabric that has the ability to pass air. It is good to get a sacking and to use it as protection against a cold.

Also, a construction for an evergreen, such as a frame, will help a lot. If it is built around a bush, it will be a great barrier to the wind.

It is important to ensure that the tree stopped the growth of new shoots in the winter, so you need time to stop feeding. If the thuja has dry and yellowed branches, they should be removed without pity. It is necessary to carry out mulching on a deep enough basis and do not forget to water it.

Caring for thuja in the room

Considering thuyu as a houseplant, also does not hurt to adhere to some rules for care. When buying is best to pay attention to the most thermophilic species.

  • Place the plant pot in a place where there is a little light, but there is no direct sunlight.
  • Often water.
  • Monitor the room temperature. It should not exceed 30 degrees.
  • In summer, the thuja can be placed on the balcony, but the direct rays of the sun should also be avoided.
  • In the spring and summer in the pot to make fertilizer.

Now, having carefully studied all the rules, you can safely acquire thuja and follow her. And in the end there will be the joy of such beauty in their territory.