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Thuja 'Techny' Tree

Thuja occidentalis


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Thuja 'Techny' Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Thuja 'Techny' Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

3-5 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Thuja occidentalis

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Soft, Fragrant Evergreen, Tough and Timeless

Known for its robust strength and good looks to match, the Thuja 'Techny' Tree is second to none when it comes to enduring beauty. Compared to similar arborvitaes, the Thuja Techny (also known as American Arborvitae and Mission Arborvitae) stands up extremely well to cold temperatures, drought and air pollution. Temperature extremes are no problem for the Thuja Techny.

Ultra-common around the Great Lake region, this carefree grower, thriving in zones 3 through 7, easily handles icy winds and snow. The dwarf evergreen has no serious insect or disease problems and adapts to clay or high-PH soil. Simply protect the Thuja Techny’s branches from heavy snow buildup, provide adequate moisture, and watch it grow. You’ll be making a solid investment in an arborvitae variety that can take abuse from Mother Nature and stay strong.

Even better? Screening out neighbors, noise, wind, dust and snow with the Thuja Techny is easy. And when you plant multiple Thuja Techny Trees in a row, you’ll have a handsome hedge that reaches heights upwards of 15 feet. Your lush, living fence will be incredibly dense and can quickly shield you from unwanted noise, transforming your landscape into a peaceful oasis.     

Because its grows so thickly, the Thuja Techny Arborvitae is an exemplary wind-break. Plant saplings along a property edge, maintain the fledgling trees, and in just 5 years your arborvitaes will stand more than 5 feet tall, with thick foliage draping to ground level.

Best of all, you'll have this tree for life. Growers love the Thuja Techny Arborvitae because of its long lifespan. The dwarf evergreen can either grow with a single or multiple leaders and has an exceptionally firm and extensive root system. With optimal care, you can expect your Thuja Techny specimens to survive more than100 years!

And compared to similar varieties, mature Thuja Technys have better color retention, making it a favorite amongst homeowners and landscape architects. You’ll see its color darken from light green to dark green, but the plant will never bronze. The evergreen tree’s foliage is also flexible and soft to the touch, emitting a slightly sweet pine scent in the garden as a backdrop, or placed in a large, outdoor planter. 

Low-maintenance, luxuriant, and adaptable, the Thuja Techny is second to none. Order now, and make the Thuja Techny a part of your landscape!

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Thuja 'Techny' Tree

Thuja 'Techny' Tree Planting Diretions

Location: The Thuja ‘Techny’ grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 8. It is a popular shrub to grow as a single specimen, border shrub, or as a hedge. It produces a medium to large dense hedge. When fully grown the Thuja ‘Techny’ stands up to 15 feet tall and is about 8 feet wide. When planting as a hedge, space each Thuja ‘Techny’ shrub at least 12 feet apart.


Planting Instructions: Plant the Thuja ‘Techny’ shrub in the spring or summer months to allow the conifer bush ample time to establish its root system before winter.


Choose a planting location in full sun or partial shade. The Thuja ‘Techny’ thrives in loam or sandy loam soil that is well-draining. However, the shrub can tolerate alkaline soil. It also withstands maritime climate conditions.


Dig a hole twice the diameter of the shrub’s root system. Spread the shrub’s roots gently out in the hole. Fill the hole in with a mixture of soil and organic matter such as compost. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Tamp the soil down around the shrub’s roots to remove any air pockets.


Spread a three inch layer of mulch such as bark chips, pine needles, or peat moss beneath the shrub to help the soil retain water and also keep weeds away from the shrub.


Watering: Keep the soil moist but not overly waterlogged around the Thuja ‘Techny’ to encourage growth. During the hotter months, you should water once a week unless you have received any rain. After the summer season your normal rainfall should be sufficient unless there is an extended period of drought. If the shrub does not receive adequate water, it’s evergreen branches will start to dry out.


Fertilizer: The Thuja ‘Techny’ benefits from an annual springtime application of general purpose balanced lawn fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer for application ratios.


Pruning: To keep the shrub tidy and help create a hedge, the Thuja ‘Techny’ benefits from shearing in the late winter to early spring months. Generally, the shrub is pruned so that the bottom half of the bush is slightly wider than the top half. Such a bell-shape allows sunlight to adequately reach the bottom branches of the conifer and encourages more uniform growth habits.


Pests and Diseases: The Thuja ‘Techny’ is relatively hardy and rarely suffers from any serious diseases or pests. On occasion, a bagworm infestation might develop but is easily controlled with an application of a pesticide. Follow the instructions on the pesticide’s label for application ratios and times. In areas with cold, drying winter winds, the shrub may develop a bronze caste until summer arrives.

Planting & Care

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