Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average landscape size:
Slow growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, North American Native, Year-round Interest
Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Topiary, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak
Deer Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Does not flower
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: winter.
This dense pointed conifer is a perfect front yard Christmas tree for holiday lighting at small city homes. Dense growth means it's also a great screen plant that won't overgrow tight spaces. Use symmetrical form as a single accent, in matched pair or in an evenly spaced series amidst hedges and parterres. Experiment with topiary spirals or poodles for potted specimens on entries and patios, where there's no room to plant. A beautiful choice for woodland gardens or behind water features. They also make great Living Christmas Trees for more information on Living and Cut Christmas trees go to flagstaffchristmastree.com.
Dig hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. Place the plant into the new hole making sure that the top of the root ball is level with existing soil line. Fill in the hole, using planting mix at a ratio of 2 shovels native soil to 1 shovel planting mix (pack down soil around the root ball so that your soil doesn't settle). With extra soil make a well around the plant to retain water. Don't forget the Seaweed Extract, mix in 1 and ¼ ounces of extract to 1 gallon of water pour around base of plant. In three weeks retreat with Seaweed Extract.
Fertilizing During The Season:
You will want to fertilize in April, June, and September, we suggest Yum Yum its a great organic fertilizer designed for our soil. Don't forget to use a Winterizer or Yum Yum Winterizer in November and January to help promote vigorous root systems.