Every tree starts with a seed. Thuja can be propagated from both seeds and seedlings. If you chose the first option, keep in mind that the seedling arborvitae grows to about 5 years, but are grown on local soil, the tree is more resistant to adverse environmental factors. Visivite stratified seeds arborvitae in spring, buried by 5 cm no more. Planting the top cover layer of coniferous sawdust, install a fence from the sun. Constantly loosens and moisturize them. It is possible to feed a slurry, diluted with water in ratio of 1:20.
If you decide to plant thuja offshoot, stalk 2-3 a year escape or semilignified process this year, which separates from the wood along with promenade – a piece of old wood. Cuttings treated with IAA. Soil structure for rooting cuttings of thuja consists of sand (river), peat and loam in equal proportions. Will Zaglebie cuttings 1.5-2.5 cm. to Grow better seedlings in the greenhouse, where humidity is constantly high. To water the cuttings is not necessary, only spray.
Rooted shoots periodically quenched.
Do you grow seedlings arborvitae from seed or cuttings, in the winter they need to warm. Thuja overlaid with leaves, pine sawdust and spruce branches. When the frost is over 5 degrees below zero, the fifth shielding film.
Now that the seedling you have, it is important to choose a good place for planting arborvitae. Choose partial shade (just don't put them in the shade crown of a tree) and the place is well protected from the wind. On the composition of the soil has already been said above is turf, peat and sand.
The distance between the trees less than a foot. When planting trees the root collar should be above the ground. In the first month water it 1 time per week at the rate of 10 liters per 1 tree and spray. The soil around the tree regularly loosen, but not deep. It is desirable to mulch her 7-centimeter layer of wood chips or peat.
Each spring, remove the excess and dead branches, so you build up the crown and give it an attractive look. Over time, TUI is not going to need shelter and insulation, as it is quite winter-hardy.