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George Peabody Arborvitae/Thuja

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Our Price: $6.50

Product Code: ARBGEO1

Thuja occidentalis 'Lutea' / 'George Peabody'

Overall Description

For years has widely been considered to be one of the very best yellow foliaged arborvitaes available. George Peabody has a broad, pyramidal growth habit with bright golden yellow foliage sprays that are a light yellowish green on their undersides. Holds color better than most yellow varieties, with minimal bronzing through the winter. Slow to moderate growth, loves full sun. Slightly acidic soil is best, but will tolerate most soil conditions as long as the soil drains well. It is commonly used for accent plantings, small - medium sized hedge, or even as a single specimen planting, or bright focal point in medium sized gardens.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 10 - 12 ft

--Mature Width : 5 - 8 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:
3 - 8

--Sun Exposure:
Full sun

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

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Thick, fernlike sprays of golden yellow foliage. Heavier texture than many T. occidentalis cultivars. Foliage takes on a slightly darker gold tone during winter months.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones have been observed on mature specimens. Cones are typical of the species.

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

--Recommended Spacing :
4 - 5 ft apart recommended for hedge / screen 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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