At present it is very fashionable to decorate personal and dacha parcels with a hedge of evergreen bushes. They look great all year round and do not require special care. One of the most popular and sought-after plants is thuya western. This shrub can become an ornament of any manor, and besides it is very useful for purification of air, and hence for human health.
Thuja West is an evergreen, slowly growing conifer with a smooth, even bark. In height, it can reach 20 meters. A distinctive feature of this shrub is the scaly pine needles. Because of the decorative compact pyramidal crown, thuya resembles cypress. Young shoots are fairly flat, their needles are bright green, the trunk is smooth, the crust begins to flake only at a late age. Thujia is a monoecious plant. Its needles can be of various shades: dark green, golden and blue. The fruit of the plant is the cones. They have an ovoid oblong form, are composed of sturdy brownish scales. In this scales are plant se
Useful properties of
Not many people know how useful thuya western is for cleaning air. Her grades differ from each other in the color of the needles and the shape of the crown, but they all have remarkable bactericidal properties. Being in the room, this plant fills the air with curative aeroions. In addition, thuya allocates a huge amount of phytoncides. These substances are destructive to various bacteria and spores of fungi. There are miniature dwarf tuya varieties that can be grown indoors. One such plant in the apartment will be enough to clean all the air. And still on small needles the thuja accumulates a static charge, and then the tree acts as a kind of vacuum cleaner: needle draws to itself the smallest mote and specks. That is why this shrub should be periodically sprayed abundantly, arranging a real water shower, regardless of whether the garden is a plant or a room.
Thuya Western is characterized by low demands on the fertility of the land. It grows well on neutral and slightly acidic soils. Loves humidity, but is able to withstand a short dry period. In the strong shadow and on excessively dry areas, the needles become yellow and the crown becomes very thin. It is best to drop it in the penumbra, because in the sun it often withers and gets burned. The root system is superficial, loosening enough to a depth of 10 cm. In the first winter, young seedlings must be safely covered with kraft paper or lapnika. Adult plants do not need this. Perhaps, there is no more sensitive plant to scorching sunbeams than thuya western. Landing, leaving should take into account this feature of it. Therefore, with excessive solar activity, the bush is covered with a white material that will prevent the crown from drying out.