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Stopping leylandii growing up

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:20

It is a silly question, but I need to know the answer

If I put a PVC sheet over the top of a leylandii hedge, will it stop growing up or just die ?

It a two-storey house high at the moment and it is quite costly to get it trimmed twice a year and I don't really want to remove it as it serves very well as a privacy screen. I can do the sides easily myself, but the top is a bit of a challenge due to height.

Can Thuja Plicata 2' 6" be planted in pot ?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 11:12

Hmm, I was going to buy the plants of size I need from eBay, and the seller said that "These are the native western red cedar sourced from seed from Vancouver - they are faster growing than atrovirens but very similar in appearance." Even more confused now, is he trying to sell me 200 feet tall trees ?

Can Thuja Plicata 2' 6" be planted in pot ?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:30

Yeah, I've seen what wikipedia says, but this's clearly a different thing. I think "Atrovirens" might be the key.

Can Thuja Plicata 2' 6" be planted in pot ?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:05

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=5498

Can Thuja Plicata 2' 6" be planted in pot ?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:16

Thanks, how big is reasonably large pot in tems of liters/cm. Forgive my ignorance, I have very little experience with gardening.

I wouldn't mine leaving it there even if I don't need it for replacement in the future, may come handy for garden decoration purposes.

This topic was about the dying thuja, it has fell off by now, only the smaller green part remains, but it is too different in size to the other plants. I plan to take it out and replace with an equally sized plant: http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/thuja-plicata-turned-red/69946.html

Can Thuja Plicata 2' 6" be planted in pot ?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 12:50

Hi

I was going to buy one to replace a dead plant in my hedge, but I thought it would make sense to buy a spare one and leave it in a pot, so I can easily replace another dead plant should it happen again this or next year. The hedge is more than 2' high already and I am not sure I will be able to get plants of a similar height as it grows further ..

Will it work, how big is the pot needed, any special care ?

Thanks

Thuja Plicata turned red

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:41

Thanks for your replies. I'll probably give it one more chance and check again in summer.

How quickly did yours grow, does it need to be trimmed at this age ? Ideally I want it to become a solid wall, 2-3ft high.

Thuja Plicata turned red

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 15:02

Hi

I planted 6 Thuja Plicata 30cm plants a year ago, one of them has turned red a few months ago, the rest are fine.

It's the same height as the other plants and looks healthy apart from the colour. It has also got a green child and abnormally thin base (see pictures).

What is going on, shall I leave it as it is or cut off the child

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17310.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17311.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17312.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

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Thanks

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Stopping leylandii growing up

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Can Thuja Plicata 2' 6" be planted in pot ?

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Thuja Plicata turned red

Is it dying? 
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