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.
Advice 2 : How to grow thuja sprouts
Thuja is a pretty complex plant. Cold winter for her oftenth be disastrous. It grows well in large southern cities with their jams and heavy air, but low light apartments leads to yellowing and dieback of its branches. However, thuja popularity as owners of household plots, and those who enjoy indoor experimental horticulture.
You will need
- - Soil;
- - Apophysis
- - Fertilizers;
- - Shovel;
- - Watering.
Sow th seeds - they usually have a good germination rate and no problems in germination not observed. Another popular method of reproduction TUI – cuttings. It is better to cut with the mother hive in early spring, taking the already stiff piece of bark. Ensure that your processes were at least 3-4 are still sleeping buds. Botany is recommended to cut off the stalks soak for several hours in a slightly colored solution of potassium permanganate. This will not only kill the "dormant" disease, but also enrich the processes of essential nutrients.
Plant cuttings for growing in the greenhouse frame, which is equipped with a detachable frame. On warm days, they should be removed to the young plants was tempered, and they had enough sunlight to sustain photosynthesis. Agrotechnics care processes is reduced to watering (minimum twice a week using the watering can and the divider and loosening. No feedings at this stage to produce should not be.
Prepare planting holes for TUI. If you want to generate from it a hedge, place them at a distance of 20-25 cm from one another. The volume of the pit should be about 40 CC, see Down put the vegetable waste, e.g. shavings and sawdust of deciduous trees, silt from a nearby pond, moss. Tamp well and treat any substance from harmful insects. The second layer – compost soil or rotted manure.
Avoid fertilisers based on poultry manure, and fresh manure, regardless of the type of Pets that produced it. Young seedlings do not tolerate such concentrated fertilizers, they may have had a root burn. The third layer in the landing pit – garden soil. Pour into each hole for 2 buckets of water and leave for a few hours to subsidence.
Planted the sprouts directly arborvitae, this plant does not like slopes. After landing advanced pour water through the heads with a divider. Direct watering is fraught with smearing of the soil and exposure of roots, it is impossible to avoid. So as long as the soil does not dry out, it is recommended to mulch with sawdust, expanded clay or other similar material. Further agricultural tuey care is reduced to regular watering, fertilizing and annual (spring) crown formation.