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Holmstrup Arborvitae / Thuja

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Product Code: ARBHOL1

Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'

Overall Description

Holmstrup is a compact, slow growing, narrow pyramidal shaped Thuja variety with extremely dense, dark green foliage. Foliage is arranged in vertically held fernlike sprays, and has shown itself to hold excellent green color throughout the winter here at our East TN nursery. This particular arborvitae can be very useful in medium sized screens & borders, due to its slightly smaller mature size.

Holmstrup Arborvitae was introduced by A.M. Jensen from Homstrup, Denmark......hence the name 'Holmstrup'. Has performed extremely well in our nursery gardens, and is yet another excellent Thuja variety we have added to our selections. Great for shorter privacy screens, borders, etc. Requires no trimming, shaping or maintenance to keep a nice, neat appearance.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 6 - 8 ft

--Mature Width : 2 - 3 ft.

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 4" - 5" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Very dark green in color - some of the darkest of any pyramidal arborvitae we have seen. Foliage is very dense, and tightly bunched with a fernlike texture. Very soft.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones are approximately 1/4" - 3/8" in length, and start out as a pale light green color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds. and are oftentimes seen on very young trees.

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

--Recommended Spacing :
Approximately 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart for solid row with no gaps. Widen spacing to 4 - 5 feet apart for clean break in between 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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