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Arborvitae - Elegantissima Pyramidal / Size 2
Elegantissima Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja

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Our Price: $12.95

Product Code: ARBELE2

Thuja occidentalis 'Elegantissima'

Overall Description

Narrow pyramidal form with dark green foliage that is tipped yellow which turns bronze during the winter. A fairly uncommon, seldom seen variety......yet one of the hardiest, most beautiful of them all. Full sun to part shade - plant in fertile, well drained soil. Another nice feature of this plant is that deer generally seem to steer clear of this variety.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 10 - 15 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to part shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Strong sturdy foliage that is pretty much classic Arborvitae foliage - fanlike in structure, and aromatic when rubbed or crushed. Good medium green color is lightly tipped in yellow gold. Very attractive.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones form readily on specimens as they age. Cones are typical of the species - approx 1/2" long and ripening to a coppery brown color.

--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( seridium spp. ) are the more common problems ever encountered with this variety, and are extremely rarely observed. This variety is widely considered to be among the most deer resistant of all the Arborvitae ( Thuja ) cultivars in existence today.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

--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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