Arborvitae - Wansdyke Silver / Size 1
Wansdyke Silver Arborvitae

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: ARBDYK1

Thuja occidentalis 'Wansdyke Silver'

Overall Description

An absolutely gorgeous arborvitae that has nice dark green foliage that is speckled with bright, white to very light cream colored variegation. Very pyramidal in growth, and holds its green color well in the winter. We suggest planting in full sun for best color, but will accept partial shade as well.

Makes a great choice for a privacy screen that is shorter in height due to its slightly shorter mature height expectations. Coloration makes it a great specimen choice, or for adding a delicate texture or appearance to just about any landscape setting.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 5 - 7ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8 ( if unsure please use zone finder shown at bottom of page )

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to part shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Typical arborvitae type foliage - somewhat fernlike in structure with a soft feel to the touch. Color is a nice dark green with a frosted creamy white appearance at certain times of the year.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - small oblong cones are seen on specimens are they mature. Cones form in mid spring as a light green color, and ripen / mature to a coppery brown color in late fall early winter. Cones contain small seeds.

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

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 4 feet apart for most screen type plantings. Wider spacing should be used if a distinct break / gap is desired between individual trees.

--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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