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Arborvitae - Hetzi Midget / Size 1
Hetzi Midget Arborvitae/Thuja

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Product Code: ARBHET1

Thuja occidentalis 'Hetzi Midget'- formerly known as Thuja plicata 'Hoyt'

Overall Description

This cute little arborvitae is perfect for spaces that are limited on space. Has nice dark green foliage with a neat, dense , compact growth habit. Very slow growing - in some cases only about 2-4 inches per year. Keeps its shape without trimming or pruning. Can be used solo as an accent to your landscape, or planted closely together as a sort of "mini" hedge, or border. Also is a great choice for container planting, for use in patio gardens, as well as along walkways, paths, or foreground plantings. Truly an all-purpose little shrub selection!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 2 - 2 1/2 ft

--Mature Width : 2 - 2 1/2 ft

--Growth Rate:
Slow ( 2" - 5" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - Very dark green foliage - fanlike in appearance. Little, if any, discoloration / bronzing in winter months.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - Very small 1/4 " long cones are common on older specimens. Cones start as a pale green color, ripening to a rich mahogany brown in fall.

--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety. But this variety has shown itself to be extremely resistant.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 3 1/2 ft apart for border plantings where slight gap is desired between individual specimens.

--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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