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: 5 - 7 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: Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone is excellent ). Other granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.