Tui is one of the most beloved trees of designers and owners of country houses. Willingly planted it in the streets and parks. This is understandable: referring to the conifers of the cypress family, this tree (or shrub) has its advantages over other varieties. The evergreen crown can be formed as you like, creating real masterpieces of landscape design. However, culture requires special treatment and special conditions of cultivation. How to care for her, what kind of lighting she needs, how to cover her for the winter - this is described in the article.
Green, but not forever
Forgive the author for playing the words, but the evergreen thuya sometimes changes the color of the branches to yellowish and brown. It can be a natural seasonal coloring of needles in some varieties of wood. At low temperatures, adult plants can respond by darkening the ends of the branches, but in the spring they will again turn green. However, such a reaction can be on too strong illumination and direct rays of the sun in summer or on a strong frost in winter. It is worthwhile to talk in more detail about how to cover up the winter for the winter. Some make a big mistake by covering a tree or a bush with a plastic film. You can not do this in any case - the plant can simply podopret from the condensate and freeze cold in severe frosts.
How to shelter thui correctly
Many, probably, in winter draw attention to decorative trees and shrubs, wrapped insulation. Most often, they try to protect the floral perennials and tuja from frosts. By the way, the latter come from the eastern regions of North America, and in their warm homeland they can reach 50-60 meters in height. It turns out that in the latitudes of Russia, thuya is a guest, to which one must be treated accordingly. Of course, it is necessary to protect from the cold not adults and tall trees and strong bushes, but young plants with tender branches and needles of the first year of growth.
The covering material must be white. This is necessary so that it reflects the bright sunlight and at the same time does not greatly obscure the plant. This should be a special non-woven material such as spunbond or lutrasil. Many gardeners and designers, who know firsthand how to cover tuja for the winter, prefer to use dense wrapping paper. It will protect you from the frost, and let the air pass. And still it is better to use modern covering material, from which it is possible to build a bag and put it on the plant from above, then fix it with a string. Thus, the snow will not linger on the branches and traumatize them, and the cold thuja will transfer easily. You can not tighten and tightly bind the plant. The bag or wrapping material should be spacious so that air passes between the branches. It must be ensured that the snow does not accumulate on the sheltered thuja and does not push the top.
Protect the root system
How to shelter thuys for the winter with wrapping is understandable. But we must not forget about the roots. A typical mistake is to rake all the snow from the garden paths under the thuja. Snow, of course, warms in winter, but in the spring at the foot of the tree there will be a stagnation of thawed waters, which will still freeze at night. It is best to cover the roots of a tree or a bush of fallen leaves, mixed with the ground, since autumn. By spring it will also be an additional fertilizer. It's about how to cover the winter from the tops to the roots. Another tip: do not need to release the plant from the first spring rays, since the needles can quickly burn under a bright light. It is better to do this gradually, and even better to pritenit sapling for the first time.