Tui are one of the most sought-after representatives of coniferous plants that are widely used for landscape design. There are many types of evergreen shrubs that differ in size and form. Among the Western spherical Tui, such a beautiful variety as “Hoster” can be distinguished.
The variety of Tui “Hoster” appeared thanks to breeders from Poland. A distinctive feature of the shrub is a relatively small size and rounded form. In length, the plant reaches no more than 90 cm. The growth rate of the spherical Tui “Hozier” is small: The growth of shrubs for the year is no more than 5 cm.
This variety refers to the multiform. This means that each individual shrub has several thick trunks, from which branches are already departed. Color Plants varies depending on the time of year. In the warm seasons of the needles of the bushes has a pretty rich dark green shade. In the fall, the thua is painted in red-brown tones, and in the winter the color becomes lighter.
Despite the shift of the color, the plant does not lose its attractiveness and does not dump a cheva. Updated Crohn with periodicity 1 time in 3 years. This process occurs almost imperceptibly, since the chevings are flying and grow gradually.
In the length of the chevings do not exceed 4 mm.
Thuja “Hozier” is distinguished by a good winter hardiness and easily tolerate frosts in -29 °. Because of the compact sizes and spherical shape, shrubs are not afraid of strong winds, but sensitive to the arid climate. Plants are durable and not demanding in care. The older the Thuja “Hoster” becomes, the less that it will need trimming for the formation of the crown.
How to plant?
Despite the fact that this variety is well tolerating freezing, the landing is recommended to carry out before the onset of colds so that the plant will be rooted in the soil. Usually landing is carried out in the fall or spring. Because of unpretentiousness, this variety will be able to grow practically anywhere. However, to facilitate further plant care, it is necessary to provide him with the most comfortable growing conditions. To disembark, it is necessary to find a place on the site that will meet the following requirements:
- It is desirable that the selected area will be well lit, but it is allowed to land and in the shaded places.
- The playground should not be subjected to constant drafts, and it is also advisable that the place is protected from strong gusty winds.
- The surface at the place of the disembarkation should be relatively smooth, in order to during the melting of snow or in the period of heavy rains, water was not stood there.
As for the composition of the soil, the optimal option will be light soil. For the preparation of the substrate, peat, sand and ordinary land from the site in proportions 1x1x2 are usually used. At the bottom of the pit it is recommended to put drainage with a thickness of at least 15 cm. The drainage layer is made of rubble, brick crumbs or clay.
The sizes of the pits primarily depend on the root system of the plant. The well should exceed the sizes of the roots by about 30 cm wide and 15 cm in length. Tuya neatly placed in the center, the roots need to be straightened and fill the substrate. At the same time, the root neck should not go under the ground, and 3 cm perform on the surface.
After disembarking, it is necessary to process a plot around the wells, compacting the soil and forming small sides. It is necessary in order to dissolve water during watering, it does not go out far beyond the root system of the plant. The soil is recommended immediately cover mulch. For mulching, you can use wood bour or chip.
How to care?
Timely care for the Thury is necessary for stable growth and good health. Shrubs do not need any complex procedures, and therefore special skills and extensive experience in gardening are not required to grow.
Coniferous culture needs regular watering, the frequency of which is mostly dependent on climate. It is important to ensure that the ground around the shrub trunk is not overwhelmed. Usually enough single humidification of the soil per week. At once in the ground poured on a large bucket of water indoor temperature on one bush.
As for the time of watering, the most appropriate for this procedure is the morning or evening hours.
In particularly hot periods to water the plants will need more often. Optionally, you can organize drip watering.
Fertilize the plant is necessary in order for it to get all the necessary nutrients. In the first 2 years after landing, shrub in feeding does not need. Already after this period, the fertilizer procedure is recommended at no less than 1 time per year.
As feeding, you can use both organic substances and special compositions. Cow manure and compost. As for finished funds, you can use phosphoric fertilizers that need to be made in accordance with the instructions.
Preparation for winter and pruning
Thuja “Hozier” is well tolerating cold, but additional training for the shrub to the winter season will not be superfluous. This procedure is necessary in order for the severity of snow in the plant, the branch is broken. And also on the crown negatively affects winter sunlight, which can lead to the burns of shoots.
Before the onset of cold weather, you need to prepare a special shelter shelter for Tui. A frame of durable thick branches or wooden bars is installed around the bush. The design is covered with sacking or dense cloth.
With the onset of spring heat, the shelter needs to be removed, and thus trim. First of all, shoots are removed that are damaged or dried. To give the shape of the branch, the branches are cut on 1/3. If necessary, the procurement procedure can be re-conducted in one season.
All Tui varieties are mostly multiply in 2 ways:
The vegetative method of breeding is considered the simplest. Growing from seeds requires more skills and time spending and strength. Before making landing seeds, they need to prepare them in advance.
Calculation of the singe material is carried out at the end of summer or at the beginning of autumn. Sowing can be made immediately in open ground or in a wooden box. The substrate should consist of conventional garden land, soil and sand. The planting material is placed in a 1 cm soil with an interval of 5 cm. If the landing is carried out in open ground, then the distance between the rows should be approximately 30 cm.
With a vegetative method of reproduction, the billet of cuttings occurs at the end of autumn. Branches cut 15 cm long. The location of the shoot of escape is inspired by the chewing, after which the branch is placed in water for rooting. When the plant leaves the roots, it is planted in a small greenhouse, pots or containers.
When disembarking in a container or pot, the capacity must be placed under the glass or transparent film. Periodically, you need to ventilate, otherwise the cuttings can simply be contrary. During the greenhouse extension, instead of the usual irrigation, it is recommended to spray the plant.
Application in landscape design
Sort “Hoster” is considered universal in terms of application in landscape design due to attractive appearance and compactness. Shrubs are well suited to create live borders on the site. With single separately planted bushes, you can create some accents on the plots of a large area.
Thuja is perfect for the formation of beautiful compositions with other cultures. Coniferous plant can be used to create an alpine garden.
And also low spherical shrubs are used to decorate balconies, roofs and veranda, having planted them into special containers.
How to care for the western tay “Hoster”, look in the video below.