Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'
Holmstrup is a compact, slow growing, narrow pyramidal shaped Thuja variety with extremely dense, dark green foliage. Foliage is arranged in vertically held fernlike sprays, and has shown itself to hold excellent green color throughout the winter here at our East TN nursery. This particular arborvitae can be very useful in medium sized screens & borders, due to its slightly smaller mature size.
Holmstrup Arborvitae was introduced by A.M. Jensen from Homstrup, Denmark......hence the name 'Holmstrup'. Has performed extremely well in our nursery gardens, and is yet another excellent Thuja variety we have added to our selections. Great for shorter privacy screens, borders, etc. Requires no trimming, shaping or maintenance to keep a nice, neat appearance.
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 6 - 8 ft
Mature Width: 2 - 3 ft.
Growth rate: Slow to moderate ( 4"-6" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 4-8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: Average to slightly sandy, acidic - well drained
Foliage Color & Texture: Very dark green in color - some of the darkest of any pyramidal arborvitae we have seen. Foliage is very dense, and tightly bunched with a fernlike texture. Very soft.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Cones are approximately 1/4" - 3/8" in length, and start out as a pale light green color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds. and are oftentimes seen on very young trees.
Diseases / Insects: Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety.
Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & color, we highly recommend POOPeas Organic Fertilizer & Soil Conditioner.
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.Recommended Spacing: 2 1/2 - 3 ft apart recommended for screen type planting
Deer Resistance Rating: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 [ 1 - least resistant........10 highly resistant ]