Thuja occidentalis 'Wansdyke Silver'
An absolutely gorgeous arborvitae that has nice dark green foliage that is speckled with bright, white to very light cream colored variegation. Very pyramidal in growth, and holds its green color well in the winter. We suggest planting in full sun for best color, but will accept partial shade as well. This particular arborvitae is one of our latest additions to our arborvitae selections - and it is extremely hard to find. Looks incredible when planted as a privacy screen or border. Also is a real eye-catcher when used singly, or in groups of 2 or 3 as an accent to existing landscapes. Color is most vibrantly displayed in early spring, and especially stunning in the fall!!
Plant Facts & Specifications
--Mature Height: 6 - 8 ft
--Mature Width: 4 - 5 ft
--Growth Rate: Moderate ( 6" - 12" avg per yr )
--Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 ( if unsure please use zone finder shown at bottom of page )
--Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
--Soil Preference: Average to slightly sandy - well drained
--Foliage Color Texture: Classic fanlike arborvitae foliage structure that is a good medium to dark green color with creamy white colored variegation throughout. Color is best in both early spring as well as again in the fall.
--Flower, Cone, or Berry Facts: None worth mentioning - occasional small cones have been seen on older more mature specimens. Cones are typical of the species.
--Diseases / Insects: Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seridium spp ) are the most common problems encountered with this variety.
--Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.