Thuja occidentalis 'Woodwardii'
to moderate growing to a height of 4 feet ; spread 4 to 6 feet. Small to
medium globe shaped evergreen with very showy, rich deep green foliage
which holds its color very well in the winter. Woodwardi has been a very reliable Arborvitae variety for many, many years - performs well year after year. No pruning needed, will
NOT become overgrown. Excellent for an accent plant. Makes an excellent
foreground planting, and is also a good choice as a lower growing
screen / hedge when planted closely together ( 3 ft or so ). EXTREMELY
LOW MAINTENANCE !!!
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: up to 4ft
Mature Width: 4-6 ft. ( 4'-5' is the average, but have seen a specimen or two reach widths of close to 6 ft )
Growth rate: Moderate ( 6"-12" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 4-8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade - foliage color & density is best in locations with good sun exposure
Soil Preference: Average to slightly sandy - well drained
Foliage Color & Texture: Good medium green color - very bright during the warmer months......tones down ( bronzes ) a bit during the winter months. Fanlike sprays of foliage are very typical of Thuja occidentalis sp.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: An occasional small cone may be seen here & there on older specimens, but most fail to produce cones
Diseases / Insects: Bagworms and spider mites are the most common problems seen with this variety. Regular inspections ( twice a year ) during the growing season are recommended to monitor any possible infestations or problems.
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