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Thuja occidentalis Jantar

Beautiful slow growing specimen

An eye catching conifer growing slowly to form a slender cone 1.2m (4ft) high and 60cm (2ft) wide. The flattened sprays of foliage are green at the heart of the plant and vibrant yellow towards the tips. Arranged at varying angles up the plant they give great texture and an almost spiralling appearance. In the winter the yellow changes to warm amber. A good focal point for small gardens.

Where?

Plant in full sun or partial shade in beds and borders. Good for rock and gravel gardens, also pots and containers.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil. Cover the surface of the ground around the plant with grit or gravel to avoid soil splash onto the foliage. Use a loam-based compost in pots. No pruning required.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 180 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Contact with foliage may irritate the skin
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From January to December