Arborvitae - Sherwood Frost / Size 2
Sherwood Frost Arborvitae/Thuja

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Our Price: $12.95

Product Code: ARBSHF2

Thuja occidentalis 'Sherwood Frost'

Overall Description

Slow growing, semi dwarf arborvitae - 4 to 6 feet at maturity with a spread of only 3 ft. Has an upright growth habit. Foliage pattern is very similar to Emerald Green Arb., with the base color being a lighter green. The foliage tips are brushed a creamy-white color making this plant look almost variegated. A very unusual, beautiful arborvitae. Excellent as an accent plant. Creamy white accents are most intense during both early spring, and throughout the fall seasons.

Cream colored variegation / highlights are very similar to that of Wansdyke Silver - main difference being that the base foliage color is a brighter, medium green on Sherwood Frost....versus the darker deeper green of Wansdyke Silver.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 5 - 6 ft

--Mature Width: 3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate ( 4"- 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:
4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun

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

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - Very light green base, with nice bright yellow outer foliage. Minor bronzing in winter months in colder climates. Medium - fine texture.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - Cones typical of Thuja occidentalis sp. are occasionally seen on older, more mature specimens. Cones are about 1/4" long, and start out as a very pale light green color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds.

--Diseases / Insects:Bagworms and spider mites are the most common problems seen with this variety, although very, very rarely seen. Inspections should be performed twice a year ( spring & fall are recommended ) for any possible problems or infestations.

--Recommended Spacing:
3 ft apart recommended for a shorter height privacy screen, or border planting. Otherwise, a wider spacing is recommended to be able to distinguish 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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