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Thuja a promising hedge plant

Garden owners who want to plant a tall conifer hedge in their garden are well advised to opt for a Thuja hedge. The many advantages of this hedge plant make it easy for the garden lover. One advantage of the Thuja is that it grows well in almost any soil. The Thuja is also very hardy and can withstand different weather conditions. The Thuja also makes few demands on its location: it tolerates both sunshine and partial shade.

The beautiful green of the scale-like leaves creates harmony and tranquillity in your garden. The green wall of the evergreen Thuja can be combined in many garden concepts. Whether it is a rural garden or a modern garden, this evergreen shrub will certainly decorate your garden and add value. Urban gardens are usually not very large, but even then there are ways to showcase Thuja. A good choice is Thuja emerald, as this species is easier to keep small. Thuja can be pruned into a formal, classic hedge shape or planted in informal and even agricultural garden styles, both in hedge form and individually or in groups. The Thuja combines well with other plants: This hedging conifer will not easily "curse" other evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs or plants.

Which type of Thuja fits best in your garden?

Our online shop offers a selection of different Thuja varieties. The differences between the Thuja varieties are quite small. After all, they are evergreen hedge conifers, so at first glance there are few differences between the species of the tree of life. There is always a little nuance in the green of the leaves. And the species also differ in the speed of growth. The biggest differences are between Thuja occidentalis and Thuja plicata. We will gladly explain these to you. This way you will know exactly which Thuja species fits best in your garden landscape and it will be much easier for you to choose the right hedge conifer! Both species, the Thuja occidentalis and also the Thuja plicata, are evergreen conifers that are ideal for realising a privacy hedge with a timeless look. The biggest difference between these two Thuja species is that the Thuja plicata, also known as the Giant Lifetree, can grow very tall. So if you want a very tall hedge, Thuja plicata is very suitable for this. Hedges up to a height of 5 metres are certainly one of the possibilities with Giant Vitae. Thuja occidentalis remains in hedge form up to a maximum height of 3 metres.

Thuja plicata grows somewhat faster than Thuja occidentalis. However, the difference is not great: the giant tree grows about 10 centimetres more per year than Thuja occidentalis. The dark green, glossy foliage of all Thuja species gives your garden a natural and attractive look. Thuja plicata generally has slightly darker leaves than Thuja occidentalis.