Thuja occidentalis 'Woodwardii'
to moderate growing to a height of 4 feet ; spread 4 to 6 feet. Small to
medium globe shaped evergreen with very showy, rich deep green foliage
which holds its color very well in the winter. Woodwardi has been a very reliable Arborvitae variety for many, many years - performs well year after year. No pruning needed, will
NOT become overgrown. Excellent for an accent plant. Makes an excellent
foreground planting, and is also a good choice as a lower growing
screen / hedge when planted closely together ( 3 ft or so ). EXTREMELY
LOW MAINTENANCE !!!
Plant Facts & Specifications--Mature Height :
up to 4ft
--Mature Width :
4 - 6 ft. ( 4' - 5' is the average, but have seen a specimen or two reach widths of close to 6 ft )
--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 12" avg per yr )
--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8
--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade - foliage color & density is best in locations with good sun exposure
--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained
--Foliage Color & Texture :
Good medium green color - very bright during the warmer months......tones down ( bronzes ) a bit during the winter months. Fanlike sprays of foliage are very typical of Thuja occidentalis sp.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
An occasional small cone may be seen here & there on older specimens, but most fail to produce cones
--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms and spider mites are the most common problems seen with this variety. Regular inspections ( twice a year ) during the growing season are recommended to monitor any possible infestations or problems.
--Recommended Spacing : 6 - 7 ft apart recommended for plantings that need a small gap or break in between individual shrubs. Can be spaced closer for use in a hedge / row type planting.
--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.