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Thuja occidentalis

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31 Mar : 13:43

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thuja_occidentalis.jpgFamily Cupressaceae, cypress

Certainly she embodies the dream of every gardener: has incredible beauty keeps stylish appearance and is very unassuming.

The name of the wonderful evergreen trees comes from the time of Theophrastus and literally means 'a resinous, fragrant wood'. In contrast to his homeland, where is a classical tuyata conifer, in our application it is primarily as a medium sized garden plant. Preference for hedgerows, groups and exquisite decorative fabric accents tacit visitor from North America catches the eye and captured my heart at first sight.

West tuya well known representative of cool conifer forest and commonly found in cold marshy soils. Species are known from about 1000 forms, including various forms of miniature. The most popular are:
- Thuja occidentalis "Little Jam, upright growth to 1 meters in height. Offshoots partly across, needles, dark gray.
- Thuja occidentalis "Rekurva Nana, fleshy growth, to a cone, 50-60 centimeters in height. Unevenly branches upright and branched away in the tops of the folded and twisted branches, needles matovozeleni, scaly leaves are turning brown in winter.
- Thuja occidentalis "Sankist, growth upright, cone, in a court rarely higher than 1.5 meters, needles zlatistozhylti in Light yellow ride and in winter zelenikavozhalti.

'Smaragd' is the most commonly used variety of western tuya. Is lean and dense tree with a pyramidal crown and dark green color of leaves. For spectacular decorative groups, which is building the structure and vertical accents. Use one, three or five Twi establishing the group around them and planted a small shrub with yellow, gold, reseda or bluish color of the leaves. If you use seasonal flowers, choose the type of bold and bright colors: yellow, pink, orange and white. Do not use the bushes with small leaves that resemble the leaves of tuyata. Leave it to dominate. An exception can be made of gold tuya, yucca, spindle tree (Euonymus fortunei - 'Emerald Gayeti' and 'Emerald'n'Gold') Widespread and juniper (Juniperus sabina), which combine well. Keep tuyata no more than 60 cm in diameter and 2.50 meters high.

'Ericoides' is small and compact form of Western tuya. It is distinguished by its characteristic violet hue, which, depending on sunshine varies from intense to almost green. To maintain a dense crown of erikoidnata tuya, should carry out pruning to four times a year. Used in combination with other varieties of tuyata, and evergreen shrubs: spindle, lonitsera, kotoneastar, juniper.

'Rheingold' (Golden tuya) is very popular variety of western tuya. Prices are for small globe golden crown and leaf color. Require direct sunshine to retain its original form - otherwise it becomes loose and golden crosses in reseda. This pruning is essential - to receive a beautiful crown dense globe must trim at least four times a year.
Tuya gold is combined with high evergreen trees (tuya, lazhekiparis, upright juniper, yew, Arizona cypress) and evergreen shrubs with dark color (chervenolisten sour milk thistle, Japanese spindle tree, laurel). The classic combination of 'Rheingold' and 'Smaragd' is a picturesque and stylish, but also illustrates the Plasticity of Western tuya to decorative forms and varieties.

'Fastigiata' is a cylindrical crown and tight, which makes it preferable to plant evergreen hedges. Trees are planted in the 50 cm and for several years formed a dense green wall. It is a hedge to podstrigva, which is compressed and its expansion is limited.

'Danica' is small and very dense crown. And dark green leaves provide dense volume, but extremely slow growth does not allow the plant to become loose. Application of 'Danica' is limited and mainly in combinations with water and stone. Well stand as solid green spot in the rocky places, and more patient gardeners can use it to build a solid green lanes along the curb.
Are commercially available and other ornamental varieties of western tuya, so you can visit the nearest garden center before you start to compose the garden. Use contrasting colors and shapes of different varieties to get maximum decorative effect.

Variety of Western tuya can multiply easily at home. Extend a green twig in August, where she began pokafenyava and put it in damp sand in a warm and bright. For six weeks will form roots and you will receive a new plant that will be planted in pots. After three years we will have true small tuya, ready for planting in the garden.

Western tuya sold in the form of a small evergreen tree with a dense pyramidal crown made of multiple thin branches and delicate leaves lyuspovidni. It can be seen in the gardens in front of nearly all modern facilities, hotels and even public parks updates. Is appreciated because of the shape of the crown, the characteristic color of fresh olive leaves and rapid growth. A small brown scaly shisharchitsi, sometimes in huge quantities. Western tuya dozens ornamental varieties with different leaf color and any shape of the crown: low, globular, narrow and cylindrical, gold, purple, dark green, reseda ... sometimes it is difficult to accept that this is all tuya west - the main source of softwood in North America.

Venue: Light to the sun.

Soil: clay-sandy, slightly acid garden soil.

Watering and fertilizing: Powered uniform moisture. Sensitive to drying soil and air. From May to August every 4 weeks is fueled by fertilizer for conifers.

Hibernation: No winter protection outdoors. In nemrazoviti watering days.

Pests and diseases: death of cuttings of tuyata.

In growing tuya no secrets. It is important to purchase the plant is planted in a pot - do not lie to buy TUI, whose roots were wrapped in sacking or plastic bag. Once you have determined the exact spot in the garden, dug a hole 20 centimeters wider than the pot. It is at the bottom of the hole to pour two handfuls of oats and a handful of burnt manure. Remove tuyata carefully without crushing balata soil around its roots and planted it. Pritapchete nice and wash - the first watering should be plenty - three or four buckets of water. Over the next few weeks are watered every three days, provided the soil surface is dried. Second year of irrigation is only optional.

Tuyata leaves are rich in vitamin C and they were the first settlers prepared a delicious tea against scurvy.
Decoction of leaves of western tuya drink for purifying the blood and severe cough. Naturally, in urban environments it will bring more harm to health than the benefits.
Nog west tuya wood placed between the clothes in the closet, protects from moths. In the United States such nog is a traditional gift for novodomtsi.

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