Thuja occidentalis 'TOSKANA SMARAGD'

Thuja occidentalis
Thuja occidentalis 'TOSKANA SMARAGD'
shaped arborvitae, false Italian cypress
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-0.8m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
Exotics
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Tuscany is a picturesque region in Italy that, from the horticultural point of view, is best known for 3 plant genera: cedars, olive trees, and Italian cypress cupressus sempervirens. I want to drag your attention to the last mentioned item. Italian cypress is a beautiful plant with a tall and slender habit, however, not hardy enough for zones in central Europe. Therefore, as it represents a unique and extraordinary plant type, nurseries in colder countries work hard selecting new plant varieties that would look as close as possible, and obviously withstand frost of zone 6 and lower.

Toskana Smaragd is a fascinating novelty arborvitae as well as a clever idea from a nursery in Germany. They did not come up with a brand new variety, they simply used one that naturally grew slim. The idea was to give it a desired shape from young age to achieve a dense and compact framework that would assure excellent structure for the years to come. Toskana Smaragd is a slow growing conifer of a slender habit and gorgeous emerald green colour all year round, without winter browning.

Thanks to slow growth it needs no or very little pruning, yet we suggest trimming it lightly every couple of years to maintain its slim and columnar shape. It can be done at any time from early spring till early summer. It is soil tolerant but dislikes boggy locations and long-standing water as well as long-lasting drought. Just keep the soil moist after planting by mulching, and provide ample watering in dry spells. Hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Last update 26-02-2012
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Thuja occidentalis 'TOSKANA SMARAGD' height 150-175 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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