Arborvitae - Blue Cone / Size 3
Blue Cone Arborvitae

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rage Plant Shipping Size: 16" - 22" tall / Gallon size rootball

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Our Price: $14.50

Product Code: ARBBLC3

Thuja Orientalis 'Blue Cone'

Overall Description

This is an uncommon arborvitae, yet a wonderful addition to your landscape. Bright green foliage in vertical sprays with little, if any, bronzing in the winter. Distinguishing feature is the bright glaucous blue cones which are a great contrast against the green foliage. Grows in an upright oval, almost egg-shaped habit. Good growth rate, broad oval shape, and dense green foliage make this arborvitae a good choice for a screen or border of a moderate height.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height:
8 - 12 ft

--Mature Width:
5 - 7 ft

--Growth Rate:
Moderate to fast ( 10" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:

--Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference:
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - Medium green sprays of vertical fanlike foliage. Very, very uniform green color throughout, and holding through the winter as well.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - 5/8" to 3/4" in size, and start out as a very pretty baby blue color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds.

--Diseases / Insects:
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety.

--Recommended Spacing:
4 ft apart recommended for most typical privacy screen / windbreak plantings.

--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 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.

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