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Technito Cedar*

Thuja occidentalis 'Bailjohn'

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Technito Cedar (Thuja occidentalis 'Bailjohn') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Technito Cedar

Technito Cedar

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Technito Cedar (Thuja occidentalis 'Bailjohn') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Technito Cedar

Technito Cedar

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Eastern Arborvitae, American Arborvitae

Description:

As its name implies, this is a dwarf form of the extremely popular Techny arborvitae with the same rich green foliage that holds its color into winter and resists wind burn; much denser than a Techny and more on a garden scale.

Ornamental Features

Technito Cedar has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Technito Cedar is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Technito Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Technito Cedar will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features