Eastern Arborvitae /Thuja occidentlis/ ‘Brabant’ is a woody North American or Asian origin with a markedly symmetrical conical crown. It were bred many varieties of colour (different shades of green and yellow), narrow or wide, richly branched, which meet various sizes of gardens. Very known is the variety ‘Smaragd’, which is vividly green even in winter. Thujas require a sunny to half shady site and slightly moist soil with neutral or alkaline reaction, hates a long term waterlogging nad strong salinity. Preferred use is for hedges heights of 1 – 4 m.
Height / Width: 15 – 20 m height, 3 – 4 m width
Annual growth: 25 – 30 cm in height, 10 cm in width
Illumination requirements: sunny to shady site, tolerates wind position
Moisture requirements: requires moister habitats
Soil conditions: fertile, loamy sandy and calcareous soils
Hardiness: very hardy
Maintenance: A cut of thujas should be done twice a year, at the end of spring in June and then late summer (August-September).