Thuja is a godsend for landscape designers. It can be given any shape and appearance. It is resistant to harmful emissions, so it is often planted in industrial areas, parks, highways.
There are many types. But they can only be seen in botanical gardens. On the streets, unfortunately, no. These are spherical, threadlike and many others. But on the streets and parks, we most often see the western view. It is frost resistant and easy to clean.
Thuja is very much in demand in urban greening., parks and personal plots. A lot can be created from the pyramidal shape. She opens up the vastness of imagination in landscape design.
As a result of all of the above, it becomes necessary to grow thuja. There are two ways: vegetative and seed. In this article we will take a look, how to grow thuja from seeds.
Answering the question of how to grow thuja from seeds, you need to be ready for hard work that will take from 2 to 5 years... This method allows to grow hardy plants, but with some decorative losses.
The seeds are obtained from the cones. The collected cones are placed in a warm room and await their disclosure. They open in 2 - 3 days. The resulting seeds must be soaked in water for 9 hours. Water can be replaced with wet sand. Then they are lowered into the ground. Cover the seeds planted in the ground with thin layers of coniferous sawdust and cover with something from the sun.
Columnar and spherical species of thuja, when sown by seed, give offspring of both species. So spherical species will give approximately the same number of columnar and spherical thuja. It is possible to determine which species has grown only for 2 years. With good care, a thuja with a height of more than 50 cm will grow from the seed in two years.