Plant Type: Evergreen, bare-root
Soil Type: Clay & Loamy Soils
Site Selection: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Mature Height & Width: 12-15' Height and 6-10' Spread
Growth Rate: Moderate - 12-24" per year once established
Moisture Requirements: Average
Thuja occidentalis - Techny
Techny is a broad, compact pyramidal arborvitae reaching about 15' tall and 6-10' wide at maturity. This evergreen has dark green, fern-like foliage. Techny is drought tolerant, extremely cold hardy and resistant to wind burn. The Techny Arborvitae is low maintenance, adaptable to many soils and makes a great privacy hedge even in partially shaded areas.
This evergreen is a fine choice along patios, property lines or anywhere you need a privacy screen. Planting these trees 3-4' apart will give you a thick and solid living wall that looks beautiful year round. Also sold under the name 'Mission'.
Common uses for the Techny Arborvitae:
- Privacy screen or living fence
- Evergreen for year-round color
- Smaller scale windbreaks
- Shelter for many types of birds
The dense foliage of the Techny Arborvitae provides great nesting and roosting cover for many types of small birds.