Shrubs and conifers

Thuya: maintenance tips

A narrow hardy conifer often used for hedges.

Maintenance tips: Thuya CedarMaintenance tips: Thuya Cedar

Common name: Cedar


Prefers full exposure to sun. Tolerates half-shade, but foliage will be less dense.


Water abundantly at planting. In autumn, if rainfall is low, water at the base of the trees to prevent drying out over winter.


Plant in rich, well-drained soil.


Fertilize with a granular conifer fertilizer at planting. Repeat fertilization every spring. Avoid fertilizing after mid-June, as this may interfere with the maturation period.

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