Techny Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Techny'

Techny Arborvitae

$303.00$486.00

$303.00$486.00

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Height : 15 feet
Spread: 12 feet
Sunlight: full sun to partial shade
Water Usage: average to moist
Landscape Use: Vertical Accent, Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use
Flower Color: N/A
Bloom Period:N/A
Foliage Type: evergreen
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: No

Quick Description
A highly recommended landscape evergreen, holds its deep green color all year long; extremely versatile, takes pruning very well, makes a great hedge; without pruning, becomes a densely conical low-branched tree; hardy and adaptable, resistant to windburn
Other Names: Eastern White Cedar

What Makes it Special?
Techny Arborvitae is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain dark green throughout the winter.


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Landscape Attributes
Techny Arborvitae 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.

Planting & Growing
Techny Arborvitae will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 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.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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