Thuja occidentalis 'Danica'
A nice, compact globe shaped arborvitae with a nice, neat, round globe shape. Requires no trimming / pruning to maintain shape. Foliage is quite dense, and a glossy emerald green in color. Turns slightly golden / bronze / green in colder weather. Has proven to be quite hardy....especially when compared to many dwarf forms. Likes full sun - will accept part shade as well. Excellent for use as accents in most any landscape, or also impressive when planted in rows as a border around porches, patios, steps, and walkways.
Of all the dwarf sized globe shaped Arborvitae we grow / offer, this variety tends to be best suited of them all for use in colder climates. Very popular in many landscapes
Plant Facts & Specifications
2 - 2 1/2 ft
2 - 2 1/2
Slow to Moderate ( 4" - 6" avg per yr )
4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or see our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )
Full to partial sun
Average to slightly sandy - well drained
--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - dense, classic fanlike arborvitae foliage with good bright emerald green color
during the warmer months. Slight bronzing during the winter, especially in northern climates.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - Occasional cones have been noted on very mature specimens, but very few & far between.
--Diseases / Insects:
Very few serious threats are normally encountered with this variety. Bagworms and spider mites are the most probable you will ever deal with, and can be prevented / controlled by regular inspections twice a year.
3 1/2 - 4 ft apart for border plantings where slight gap is desired between individual specimens.
--Deer Resistance Rating: Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--Fertilization / Feeding:
">For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.
POOPeas may be used at anytime.