Briefly about this variety of tui
All summer residents dream of decorating their own backyard, summer cottage, suburban area all the time with green shrubs. Thuja is ideal for these criteria, it is not demanding on planting and agricultural technology, and also has a stunning appearance. Thuja with blue needles has a unique appearance and enchanting aroma. Varieties are delightful for their varied colors. But a special place in the heart of summer residents is occupied by Blue Thuja.
Blue thuja: the specifics of this variety of thuja
Blue thuja: photo of the variety
When translated into Russian from Greek, the name of this herbaceous means "incense". This is a method of setting wood on fire, in the process of which a tremendous aroma is emitted. Still all the time, a green bush is a plant that has been growing for several years. A small shrub grows and develops over a hundred years. The number of all kinds of color variations of this tree is simply off scale. You can see shrubs of greenish, brownish, yellow and bluish colors. The needles are not hard, the branches do not grow strictly straight, but at a certain angle, which gives the tree a certain charm, and some believe that the branches resemble a spider's web in appearance. One part of the thuja varieties look like small trees, while the other part grows up to three hundred centimeters. The root system has a high level of frost resistance and also takes up little space. The plant can be transplanted without much difficulty.
Landscape designers also prefer this herbaceous variety. Beautiful shrubs are great for decorating parks, alleys and squares. Usually trees are planted along the paths.
Characteristics of blue thuja
Knowledgeable people note several basic varieties of blue thuja. They are listed below:
Varieties differ in size, color and other external characteristics. Trees with bluish needles play an important role in horticulture. They belong to the "eastern" thuja varieties. Their needles have a wonderful blue color. Shrubs are quite tall and wide (up to three hundred centimeters). Shoots are placed strictly vertically. Tui "blue" perfectly withstand negative factors. For example, herbaceous ones have a high level of drought resistance, thanks to which they are preferred by summer residents from the warm regions of our country. Shrubs grow on rich and swampy soils.
Preference is given to two varieties of blue thuja:
This is thuja "eastern" with well-developed shoots. Differs in abundant development (it grows by about twenty centimeters annually). Possesses non-volumetric strictly vertical shoots (grow vertically) with needles of blue and green color at the same time. You can also see shrubs with needles of sea wave color. This variety is not demanding in agricultural technology. Perfect for disembarking in warm parts of our country. In colder parts of Russia, where cold winters are not uncommon, Blue Kon may stop growing from frost.
This variety of thuja is "eastern" with an egg-shaped crown, but only in adolescence, which over time acquires the shape of a pyramid. Thick fan-shaped branches are covered with needles of blue and green colors at the same time. In the winter season, the grassy becomes darker, now possessing a lilac color.Melldensis has a stunning appearance on backyards, summer cottages, suburban areas.
The longer existence of this or other species will depend on external factors and agricultural technology. Varieties and species with blue needles need warmth and sufficient space. Tui "eastern" prefer not to grow in low temperatures. And in the winter season they require protection from the cold. It is better to give preference to rocky soils, but all types are suitable. It is not recommended to plant these trees in partially or completely shaded areas, they also do not like cold and strong winds very much. This view is perfect for areas with sufficient sunlight. Thuja "blue" is the most famous and widespread among other types of shrubs used in landscape design. Trees are used to make stunning figures in summer cottages, backyards, and suburban areas. Another amazing shrub goes well with spruce trees.
Please note that by the appearance of the tree, you can make a conclusion about its health. If the needles have a healthy appearance and there is liquid inside them, then the plot and agricultural technology are selected correctly. In the variant when the needles have a dried out appearance and fall off strongly, then the shrub lacks liquid and additional fertilizing.
What types of thuja blue is better to give your preference to?
Thuja seedlings are purchased in special nurseries or garden stores, time-tested and with good reviews. The recommended option is considered to be herbaceous, placed in containers. At the same time, the root system is firmly covered. This planting material is ready for planting throughout the year. But it is recommended to plant the plant in the spring season. Herbaceous will perfectly harden and prepare for the winter season. When selecting seedlings, it is worth giving importance to the shape of the crown and the color of the needles. It is better not to buy a herbaceous one with unhealthy external data. We still do not advise you to buy the "blue" in stalls in the market and from neighbors. The plant may be weak with dead roots and branches, or fungal diseases.
Blue thuja: planting and care
Plant herbaceous at the beginning of the spring season or in the fall season. Immediately before planting, the seedlings placed in containers are thoroughly moistened. A landing hole is made thirty centimeters deeper and larger in diameter than the previous container, in which the herbaceous one is located. The shrub is planted in a planting hole, carefully spreading the root system. Then sprinkle the planting hole with earth and moisten well. After the earth has dried, the top layer of the soil must be covered with a layer of peat mulch.
Thuja with blue needles perfectly withstands drought, but the tree requires constant moisture. The first days after disembarkation, they are moistened weekly, then the process is reduced to two times every thirty days. Thuja "blue" requires fertilization (in spring and autumn). For herbaceous, complex mineral feeding is perfect (for example, the drug "Kemir Universal"). Thuja "blue" also requires pruning and preventive procedures for diseases of the fungus, parasites. In the winter season, the plant is protected from cold weather.