Advice 1: How to propagate thuja

In Russia the most common thuja occidentalis (Thuja occidentalis) - this evergreen tree has more than 120 cultivars or garden forms and is very popular in landscaping. If you want to propagate thuja yourself, you can go two ways: to grow a tree from seed or propagated vegetatively. Consider both options.
Evergreens arborvitae cultivars with razlicnimi has hints of pine needles
More complex, but interesting way - growing thuja from seeds. However, unfortunately, the seedlings grown from seeds of the varietal plants will not necessarily inherit its decorative and other features. On the other hand, you can get new and interesting garden shape.
So, it is easier to grow th from seed, planted them in the ground in the fall. Planting depth should be 1.5-2 cm. please Note that seeds should be freshly harvested. Stratification, that is, the period of stay of seeds in the cold pass naturally and in spring the seeds will germinate. If you want to germinate seeds in the bowl to prepare it a mixture of garden soil mixed with sand. Cover the planting with a glass, but daily ventilate. After emergence of seedlings the seedlings. Later transplant grown plants in pots. At the bottom lay the drainage as the substrate, use a mixture of turf, conifers, ground sheet, humus and sand in the ratio 1:1:2:1:1.
Care for seedlings prytinyayuchy them from direct sun, preventing the drying of the soil. Accustom the seedlings, germinated in the bowl or the box to the sun and the fresh air slowly, then transplant them into the garden bed. Transplanting arborvitae is transferred easily and in 3-4 years you will get a seedling that can be planted in a permanent place.
In vegetative reproduction arborvitae cuttings you take from the upper part of the crown is quite young plants with the desired traits. Cuttings carried out either in the spring, before the buds swell, or from mid-June to mid-July, when active growth has stopped.
The shaft to be more likely to take root, it is necessary to take the "heel", that is, a small piece of wood of the parent tree.
After receiving the handle, treat it of 0.01-0.02% solution of IAA, after the cutting in the solution for up to three hours and planted in the greenhouse vertically, tightly objav the ground around the buried part. Mixture for grafting should be loose, this can be achieved by adding coarse sand, peat and perlite. Avoid waterlogged, spraying the cuttings are planted, watering is preferable.
Rooted cuttings of quenched airing the greenhouse, but leave them in the first year to spend the winter in the greenhouse. After they can be transplanted to the beds.
Less common methods of vegetative propagation TUI, horizontal cuttings when a branch of the mother plant bends down to the ground and sprinkled the ground, the vegetative period and divide multi-stemmed cultivars.

Advice 2 : How to propagate thuja seeds

Arborvitae – coniferous evergreen tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae. Due to the fact that this plant tolerates low temperatures, urban conditions, is very durable and has a large number of decorative forms, it is widely spread across continents in different climatic zones.
How to propagate thuja seeds
Usually coniferous trees are propagated by vegetative method, but can be propagated thuja seeds. Just keep in mind that from seed the most common spherical garden arborvitae can grow and form a pyramidal arborvitae. Conversely, the pyramid form arborvitae can give the offspring a spherical shape. In the ratio of these forms of TUI occupy approximately equal position, giving in the offspring half of both forms.
Sort them on the second year of life, when manifested outward signs of a particular form.
You should know that reproduction by seeds is a very lengthy process and can take three to five years.
To propagate thuja seeds easy, the main thing – to clearly adhere to certain rules. For planting, use only fresh seeds collected in autumn. Arborvitae seeds are in the cones, which ripen in the first year of fruiting. They have brownish-orange or light brown in color and stand out against the remaining green branches of thuja.
Break off brown branches with small cones, which contain seeds, in the required amount and bring home the. Spread cones evenly on the paper, preferably in a single layer. The next day from the open sashes cones poured the seeds of thuja.
Before sowing soak the seeds either in water or in moist sand for 12 hours. It is advisable to plant seeds in pre-moistened soil.
Ideally, the fifth best grown on peat or clay soils, with high humidity. This tree prefers sheltered from the sun and the wind, as strong wind or direct sunlight dry up crown. In two years the seedlings arborvitae under favorable conditions, grow to half a meter in height.
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