Shear off the tops 2 to 6 inches several times during the first two seasons. For best plant performance, it is desirable to match the correct plant with the available light conditions. No gardener depends 100% on natural rainfall. Avoid exposed, windy sites. In this case the top growth shades the bottom resulting in a leggy open canopy.
Thuja occidentalis ‘hetz midget’
Hetz midget arbivitae. #1 container – $10. Shearing is leveling the surface of a shrub using hand or electric shears. Keep weeds down and remove infested plants. With container grown plants, apply enough water to allow water to flow through the drainage holes. Being a very tough and durable plant, hetz midget makes a popular accent plant for mixed borders or containers! *globe form *purple cast in autumn. If a shade loving plant is exposed to direct sun, it may wilt and/or cause leaves to be sunburned or otherwise damaged.
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It is better to water once a week and water deeply, than to water frequently for a few minutes. You will get a more accurate feel for your site’s true light conditions. To prepare the planting area dig a hole as deep as the root ball and three times as wide.