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Grune Kugel Arborvitae / Thuja

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail spring 2023
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 5" - 6" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $9.95

Product Code: ARBGRU1

Thuja plicata 'Grune Kugel'

Overall Description

Grune Kugel is a dwarf globe shaped variety of Thuja plicata ( Western Red Cedar ). It is a slower growing variety, growing only a few inches per year. Foliage is typical of most Arborvitae varieties with a good green color year round........with minor bronze colored tips in colder climates during the winter.

Grune Kugel is a great choice for foreground or foundation plantings, and is very low maintenance with a globe shape as it matures. Responds very well to shearing if necessary to keep it in a tidy uniform shape if desired or necessary. Seldom seen variety with great landscape value.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 18 - 24 in

--Mature Width : 18 - 24 in

--Growth Rate :
Slow ( 2" - 4" per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - nice dark green color - bronze tips during winter. Thick, coarse texture forms a dense, neat mound.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention.

--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites are of the biggest concern - but are rarely seen in most areas.

--Recommended Spacing :
A spacing of approximately 2 - 3 feet apart is recommended for most foreground plantings. Tighten spacing if one continuous row / short hedge is desired. Exact spacing can vary slightly from one individual case to another, depending on area of the country, sun exposure, and other site-specific characteristics.

--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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