What thujas happen?
Ya are from those places where the thuja was considered as very magnificent, expensive, “pansky“ plant. At whom was palisadnichek near the house, that bought the slender kolonnovidny beauty, planted round with a box (bukshpan) and lovingly cultivated. These two “classical“ plants were decorated all the year round by a court yard, a green column of a thuja with a rich stroke was allocated on a facade or against the sky.
Therefore when I arrived to Kiev and faced inadequate rejection of thujas by many, was more than it is surprised. What not to love it for?!
A thuja and the truth from advantages! I love it for a narrow form, it does it desired in small gardens. It is perfectly cut therefore a thuja - the leader in the list of plants for fences. Needles at it soft, you will never prick it, will not scratch the car, your dog will not get confused in it. By the way, dogs just very much love it, especially dogs, especially as a column to raise a paw. Therefore if your pet walks on the yard, surround a thuja with something prickly, otherwise it from below will turn black and will be sprinkled.
Besides the thuja is exclusively frost-resistant, wind-resistant, undemanding to soils, location, climate, maintains both a temporary drought, and temporary flooding.
And also thujas are rich with forms and a color. And it is a fast-growing plant!
If you want a large pyramidal tree on a short branched stvolik, then choose a thuja folded (Thuja plicata).
But the most popular - of a grade of a thuja east (Thuja occidentalis). For a fence gardeners always choose a grade “Brabant“. Though it also becomes winter brownish as the old faded photo, but grows not only up, but also in the parties, a top its not too thin therefore fences from a thuja “Brabant“ always uniform, dense, magnificent.
If you need single landings or a vertical against a facade in the narrow close pocket won from concrete, then grades “Kolumnaris“, “Malloniana“ are fine. Especially they are good if to take three thujas of different growth and to land as if on corners of an equilateral triangle. Expanding, they from below are closed and then beautifully look.
By the way, the thuja is so good in a hairstyle that from it very irregular and beautiful shapes clip: chess, elephants, cylinders, spheres on shtamba or three spheres on one trunk, or, let us assume, the cylinder, over which on a stick a sphere. And you want an arch? Will be!
Still to landscape designers often set a task to recreate a corner of Italy, it from the fashionable “Mediterranean style“. But as at us neither cypresses, nor tangerine trees grow, it is necessary to plant thujas instead of cypresses. And here irreplaceable is a grade of a thuja east “Smaragd“! It very narrow and really kolonnovidny, but not pyramidal. For the winter it does not korichnevet, and remains green. And if in a fence of “Smaragda“ look toothpicks on a table or liquid teeth, then in it here “The Mediterranean style“ these beauties are irreplaceable!
But not only kolonnovidny forms the thuja is limited. There are shirokopiramidalny grades, ovoid, “beehives“, spherical different diameter. And also not only green color prevails at a thuja. Though it has no blue shades, but golden, lime, “patinated“ - as much as necessary!
Among pyramidal zolotisto - mustard color a thuja east “to Europe Gold“, at two grades of “Aurestsens“ and “Sankist“ (Sankoust) tips of green branches as if are dipped in gold paint. Such to patina.
Correct of an ovoid form thujas of “Vudvardi“, “Hoveyi“ and it is bright - lime with surprising vertical needles “Reyngold“.
From more irregular, of shirokopiramidalny forms , similar to a shock, it is possible to mention folded thujas of “Kornik“ and “Zebrina“. The last too on a green background of needles is covered with faded splashes.
Pretty kruglyashka in a flower bed or at a porch are thujas east spherical “Globoz“ (at the age of 10 years reaches meter in width), “Kobold“ (is a little closer to an ovoid form) and dwarfish “Danika“ (in 10 years 0,4 m will have a diameter). Golden spherical shape at a thuja of “Golden Gloub“ (0,8 m in the diameter in 10 years).
Interesting, as if wound on spiral hair curlers, needles at a thuja “Spiralis“, and also curtailed by bunches - at a thuja “Holmstrup“.
It is impossible to mention all grades and types or the sizes and forms in small article, I tried to outline only the most popular. But it will be pleasant if someone, having come to the garden center for tuyka, already knows more particularly what can be chosen on the site. Especially as this irreplaceable plant for sites where there are no ideal soil conditions or illumination.