An exquisite plant, Golden Globe western thuja, is so miniature that there will definitely be a place for it in any garden.
This green-yellow spherical bush, this is the color of the needles, will revive the garden landscape even on the most rainy day.
- Thuja western Golden Globe, description, size, photo
- Landing rules
- Features of care for thuja western Golden Globe
- Pests and diseases and their control
- How to organize the wintering of thuja western Golden Glob
- Thuja western Golden Globe, haircut, pruning
- Application in landscape design
Description of the plant
We have already mentioned that the shape of the Golden Globe thuja is spherical. Refers to evergreen. It grows very slowly, at the age of ten it can reach up to 80 cm in height and width. It gives a maximum of 8-10 cm of growth per year.
The maximum height of an adult specimen will not exceed 1.2 m.
Very original, it is not difficult to see in the photo, the color of the shoots. Provided there is sufficient sunlight, their tips acquire a bright yellow color, while the needles inside the ball retain a bright green color.
In autumn, the plant changes its color to copper, with the onset of spring heat, it restores its golden color.
The form of thuja shoots is straight, flat, they are placed very tightly, the growth to the sides occurs evenly.
The plant has superficial roots that are sensitive to soil density.
To admire the dense golden bush, it is recommended to plant the thuja western Golden Globe in areas open to the sun, with strong shading it acquires a bright green color, and the bushes become less knocked down.
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Thuja western Golden Glob, landing rules
It is not worth worrying about the choice of soil for planting, the plant is, in principle, not demanding for it. If we talk about the ideal option, then it is fertile, without stagnant water loam. Sour soil, or alkaline, does not play a special role.
A plant should not experience a lack of moisture, but an excess of it can be destructive.
So, for landing, we choose a well-lit place.
Before planting from the container, the plants are well poured with water.
To guess with the size of the planting hole, you can measure the diameter of the container in which the plant was purchased. The hole should be one and a half, or even twice as large.
If the site is low-lying, then it is necessary to equip drainage: the hole is dug about 20 cm deeper and first covered with a 20 cm layer of expanded clay or gravel.
To fill the planting pit, the soil removed from it is used, it should be thoroughly mixed with peat, the ratio is 1: 1. Also, mineral fertilizers are added to the peat-soil mixture, it is better to give preference to complex fertilizers, for each liter of the mixture they will need about 5 grams. Such a composition will significantly speed up the process of growth of the root system.
When planting, the horse neck of the bush should not be deepened, it should be at ground level.
Immediately after the planted one is watered with plenty of water, the trunk circle is mulched. Either peat or bark can be used as mulch. Note that the plant covered with bark looks quite decorative.
As for the timing of planting, potted plants purchased in garden centers can be planted throughout spring, summer and autumn.
They take root perfectly, subject to proper care. In addition, in garden centers, prolonged-release fertilizers are used, which makes it possible to do without additional fertilizing in the first year after planting thuja.
Features of care for thuja western Golden Globe
A recently planted plant, which is quite natural, at first needs systematic watering. It is difficult to indicate their number, it all depends on the frequency of natural precipitation in your area.
But in a dry period, you will need at least 1 watering per week, the amount of water is a bucket.
Mulching will help to reduce the evaporation of moisture, the layer thickness should be about 5-8 cm.
The signal that the plant requires additional watering will be the drying out of the soil under the bush.
In the spring, when the plants awaken, the thuja also needs additional watering and feeding. Usually nitroammofoska or complex fertilizers are applied, in the amount of 30-40 g per square meter of area. For autumn dressing, potassium-containing fertilizers are used.
Pests and diseases, the fight against them
Most often, the Golden Globe is affected by fungal diseases.
Preventive treatments will help prevent their occurrence:
- with the onset of April - 1 percent Bordeaux liquid:
- when signs of a disease appear, fungicides Topsin, Hom, Skor, Maxim, Quadris, Radomil Gold are used.
How to organize the wintering of thuja western Golden Glob
The plant has a frost resistance climatic zone of 5 A and is suitable for growing in open ground in the conditions of the Middle Lane.
Although the variety is classified as frost-resistant, the plants often suffer from needle burns. It comes from exposure to too bright sun during a period when the soil has not yet completely thawed. Young plants usually suffer from burns.
To prevent a possible problem, it is recommended to shade the plants with spruce branches and agrofibre in the second half of winter. They remove it only after the soil has completely melted.
It is best if the plants are opened not on a sunny, but on a quiet, cloudy day. This makes it much easier for them to adapt to the new season.
In areas where winters are especially harsh, it is recommended to wrap the plants in autumn for the first year using loose sacking or agrofibre.
Thuja western Golden Globe, how to prune
Since the natural shape of the plant is quite attractive, formative pruning is not required.
Sanitary pruning is performed in early spring, they consist in the careful removal of dried shoots.
If it is required to cut a hedge, then no more than one third of the shoot is cut off, the formation of the crown is performed as needed.
Let's watch a video about pruning a plant:
Application in landscape design
Thuja western Golden Globe is ideal for small areas.
She can land:
- like a free growing hedge;
- as a tapeworm on the lawn;
- next to flowering plants in mixborders.
In the conditions of city streets, the plant is planted along the facades of buildings and curbs, as single or group plantings on lawns, along park and garden paths, in flower arrangements.
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