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I have been offered a 15" tall 'rooted cutting' of Thujopsis. the books say 15-20m tall tree, full sun but
1.will it tolerate light shade?
2. how fast does it grow?
3. how well does it cope with pruning to keep it 'bushy'?

The gent offering it for sale at £4.99 says it will be fine in all these conditions.

Is he trying too hard and is it doomed to failure?

thanks in advance.




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I believe these need full sun, are slow growing, pruning I don't know, sorry, Derek.

2 Dec, 2012

 

Thats what my RHS book says. But I dont want a specimen tree 15-20m. It has lovely foliage but I wont take it if it wont thrive. Its just not fair on the plant.

2 Dec, 2012

 

Yes they are a bit big for a garden aren't they!! as you say a lovely tree, ok in a park lol, Derek

2 Dec, 2012

 

I have plants I bought as (plain) Thujas. They are very slow growing, high listed as 5 feet tall. I should look for this variety, and forget this salesman.

3 Dec, 2012

 

20 metres? That is taller than my house. Actually, it's more expensive too. Lol.

3 Dec, 2012

 

That made me laugh Sarra. Do you have sea views or are you more inland?

3 Dec, 2012

 

I ve had thuja before they are nice plants. thanks Diane and Derekm

3 Dec, 2012

 

We are only about half a mile from the sea but our view is somewhat spoiled by a gentle, but large, incline going up to the cliffs. Mind you if Knipe Point keeps falling away at the rate it is doing, by my 100th birthday we'll not only be able to see the sea, we'll be in it.

4 Dec, 2012

 

that explains your microclimate then. Ah the dreaded coastal errosion. the holderness coast is really susceptible to it and we nearly moved to it. Where I am will be an island in about 50yrs,they reckon if sea levels keep rising.

4 Dec, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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