Tui Yellow Ribbon is a beautiful tree with golden needles. It is intended for both single and group plantings. With it, you can create a sunny shade on the background of a variety of greenery of other plantations or walls.
Description of the variety
Thuja western Yellow Ribbon is one of the many garden forms of white cedar whose native growth is North America. It belongs to the genus of conifer evergreen trees of the family Cypress. It has a narrow cone-shaped crown. The growth rate of the tree is average. Annually, the height of the thuja grows by 10-15 cm, in width - no more than 8 cm. The plant reaches a height of about two meters and a meter and a half of crown about 15 years of age.
When describing the Tui Yellow Ribbon, one can not fail to note its main distinguishing feature: the yellowish-golden color of young shoots. The brightest color of dense, soft to the touch needles can be obtained on the ground with a rolling shadow.
In autumn, small( up to 1 cm long) brown cones ripen on the tree. The root system of the thuja is superficial, branched with several major deep roots. The variety is windproof and winter-hardy. Easily tolerates frosts up to -35 degrees. Tuyu Ellou Ribbon
is often used to form hedges. The needles of soft, warm, tones create the background basis for the gardener's composition ideas.
When and how to plant thuja
It is best to plant a Tui in spring. When planting in autumn, the tree may not have time to settle down and adapt in the open ground before the onset of winter. When choosing a place for planting thuja Yellow Ribbon, the following features should be taken into account:
- The plant prefers a slightly acidic or slightly alkaline turfy land with the addition of peat and sand, as well as loam and sandy loam.
- Soil moisture should be moderate. The root system can die in the presence of standing groundwater.
- For illumination for a tree, partial shade is preferred. When planting in a strong shade, the golden hue of the needles, its density, is lost. Persistent sunlight can cause burns.
- Thuja reacts poorly to drafts.
Planting of thuja will not be difficult even for inexperienced gardeners. Here are its main steps:
- Preparing a landing pit. Its size should be about one and a half times the size of an earthy coma seedling. At the bottom of the pit we fall asleep fertile soil mixed with a small amount of compost or rotted manure.
- Sapling placed in the center of the pit. Root neck located slightly above ground level. Roots gently straighten.
- Fill the pit with a fertile mixture of soil and compost, adding nitroammofosku( 500 g per plant) to it.
- We condense the earth around the plant.
- Plentifully water a sapling.
- We mulch the trunk circle with a layer of 5-7 cm. Peat, compost or pine bark can be used as mulch.
When making a living hedge, the Yellow Ribbon can be planted in one or two rows. With a single-row scheme, the distance between the seedlings is 50 cm, with a two-row –70 cm.
care features like any plant require regular maintenance. Otherwise, it will lose brightness and individuality, the needles will become dull. A large number of cones will form on the tree, which reflects badly on the decorativeness of the tree.
Keep the near-stem circle of a plant clean, remove weeds in time.
It is not allowed to plant lawn grass directly around a tree trunk.
For the first time after planting, the thuja needs weekly watering. Norm - a bucket of water per plant. If the weather is dry, then water consumption increases: one and a half or two buckets per sapling twice a week.
Systematic watering is also necessary for adult plants, as thuja evaporates much moisture. Responsive plant for sprinkling. On hot days, this procedure can be performed daily. After watering, it is recommended to loosen the trunk circle shallowly.
Feeding for thuja need moderate. In early spring, even before complete snowfall, you can feed it with nitroammofoska( 30 g per sq. M.) Or complex mineral fertilizers, in the late summer and early autumn - potash and phosphorus fertilizers. Perekormka plants leads to a very rapid growth, therefore, loss of decorative
Pruning thuja is held in the spring. It consists of the removal of dry shoots and, if necessary, the molding of a hedge and crown.
When pruning a tree, it is recommended to remove no more than a third part of the shoot.
Adults thuis are frost resistant. Young trees are recommended to wrap loosely with a light cloth or thin burlap and thus protect the plant from the scorching winter and spring sun. In order to prevent the thuja branches from breaking during heavy snowfalls, it is recommended to tighten them for the winter with ropes.
With proper landing and minimal care, thuja Yellow Ribbon can please its owners for more than a dozen years.