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Eastern thuja (Platycladus orientalis)

Eastern thuja (Platycladus orientalis)

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Cultivation of Platycladus orientalis:

  • Platycladus orientalis, also known as Oriental thuja or Siberian cypress, is an evergreen conifer native to Asia.
  • Prefers sunny or semi-shady places, but can tolerate partial shade.
  • It can be grown as a solitary plant or as a hedge.

Maintenance of Platycladus orientalis:

  • Watering: In the first period after planting, the plant needs to be watered regularly. After that, the plant is quite resistant to drought and can withstand drier periods.
  • Fertilization: It is recommended to fertilize the plant once a year in the spring using granulated fertilizer for conifers.
  • Pruning: Pruning is usually done in the spring to shape the plant and remove excess shoots.

Benefits of Platycladus orientalis:

  • Aesthetic appearance: The plant has an upright growth, dense greenery and scaly leaves that add to the beauty of the garden or landscape.
  • Privacy and fencing: The dense growth and height of the plant make it ideal for creating a hedge or creating a private space in the garden.
  • Hardiness: Platycladus orientalis is a very hardy plant that tolerates a variety of conditions well, including drought and wind.
  • Air filtration: The plant can help filter the air from dust and pollution, contributing to better air quality in the environment.

It is important to note that Platycladus orientalis can grow to the size of a tree, so it is necessary to provide enough space for unhindered growth. It is also important to properly maintain the size and shape of the plant through regular pruning to prevent it from outgrowing the desired space.

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