Conical evergreen with spreading, horizontal sprays of fragrant, dark-green foliage which does not yellow in winter. Slow grower. Foliage is scale-like and appears in flat, fan-shaped clusters. Provides food and cover for birds.
‘Techny’ was selected for its compact size. It is a compact dwarf cultivar with a broad-based pyramid shape.
Prefers moist soils. Intolerant of drought, full shade and exposed windy sites. Per the Arbor Day Foundation, arborvitae have a slow (12″ or less) to medium (12-24″) growth rate.
Height: 10-15 ft.
Spread: 6-10 ft.
Bloom time: non-flowering
Sun: full sun to part shade
Water: dry to medium
According to Rutgers University, Thuja are “frequently severely damaged by deer.”
photo credit: Algirdas