How do you care for a Techny arborvitae?
They are a hardy, cold-resistant shrub with dark green foliage and a natural pyramid shape.
- Plant in full to partial sun in a loamy soil.
- Place the tree in the hole and fill in with soil mixed with compost.
- Water at the time of planting.
- Fertilize once a year in the spring with a balanced lawn fertilizer.
How much should I water my Techny arborvitae?
When arborvitae are planted they should be watered daily and the soil kept moist. Think “low and slow” by turning the garden hose on low and watering the root ball very slowly. A few drops per second for 2-4 hours (depending on how quickly the soil drains) per day on the first 10 days will work well.
How long should I water my Techny arborvitae?
For the first few months after you plant your Emerald Green Arborvitae, it will need to be watered twice weekly. After that, you can transition to watering ½-1 inch per week.
Will deer eat Techny arborvitae?
Deer will eat this foliage in the winter and severe damage and death can result with smaller plants, with larger plants all the foliage can be eaten off within 6 ft of the ground. The Techny Arborvitae has shown to be a better plant for use in windbreaks than any other arborvitaes and is more drought resistant.
Are Techny arborvitae fast growing?
Once the tree has had a chance for its roots to get well established it can grow up to 12 inches per year.
What does an overwatered arborvitae look like?
How Do I Know If My Arborvitae Is Overwatered? Symptoms of overwatering your Arborvitae can be similar to those of underwatering. You may see this change to yellow or brown colors in the branches and needle drop. Too much moisture or insufficient drainage can also lead to root rot.
Can arborvitae get too much water?
Although arborvitae enjoys moist soil, it requires adequate drainage and will suffer if over-watered. Symptoms of excessive water around arborvitae roots are similar to those of drought stress and include foliage discoloration or dieback.
What is best fertilizer for arborvitae?
Best Fertilizer For Arborvitae We recommend using slow release fertilizer that has 50% nitrogen and has a high first number, like a 12-6-4 or 10-8-6 mixture. Granualized fertilizer works the best because it helps prevent the roots from burning and allow you to only fertilize once per year.
How big does a Techny arborvitae get?
15 to 20 feet tall
Hardy to USDA Zone 3, Techny arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Techny’) can grow 15 to 20 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.
Can you save a dying arborvitae?
We found that adding new mulch around the base of browning arborvitae will slow down the dying process and might save your tree altogether. Another way to save browning arborvitae is to prune your tree once it begins to show new growth in the springtime.
How do you take care of arborvitae trees?
Arborvitae Tree Care Tree pruning, watering, and using arborvitae tree fertilizer on a regular basis will keep your arborvitae tree as healthy as possible. Newly planted arborvitae trees will benefit from ArborKelp ®, SavATree’s exclusive seaweed biostimulant which aids in tree establishment, promotes root growth and heightens stress tolerance.
How far apart do you plant Techny arborvitae?
Techny Arborvitae makes an excellent evergreen hedge. Unlike many Arborvitae, Techny can grow as wide as four to six feet wide. So planted about 48″ apart they make a nice dense evergreen hedge that will provide privacy and make a nice windbreak.
What is a Techny arborvitae?
The Techny Arborvitae is a clone of its parent plant the White Cedar or American Arborvitae. This special cultivar was found growing in Mission Gardens in Techny, Illinois and due to its strong characteristics has been cloned ever since and is sometimes called the Mission arborvitae.
When should you call an arborvitae professional?
If you suspect a problem with your trees, call a SavATree certified arborist right away for an evaluation and treatment options. Our arborvitae tree care experts can help protect your trees and keep your landscape beautiful.