American Arborvitae (Thuja Occidentalis)
Fast-growing! Feather-like dense evergreen foliage, uniform growth, and the ability to withstand a whacking are what sets these trees apart from the rest for reliable growth, thickness and uniformity. These seeds sprout readily and the trees grow hardy--perfect for hedging, tree sculpting, and privacy fencing with nature. Thuja occidentalis naturally grow in a pyramid shape however they can be re-shaped to your desire.
Name: American Arborvitae
Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis
Hardiness zone: 2 through 7
Plant height: 20-40 feet
Light requirements: full sun to part shade
soil & water preferences grow well in well-drained soil.
1. Scarification: Soak in water for 24hrs
2. stratification: cold stratify for 60 days. Check every two weeks to make sure seeds are moist and that seeds are not molding.
If there is a sign of mold, seeds should be soaked in 3:2 parts of water bleach then rinsed with clean water and put back into cold stratification.
3. germination: sow seeds 1/8" deep in the soil, tamp the soil & mulch the seedbed. Requires light for germination