This week’s selection is not a showy plant it is more of a functional shrub. It is use for many things in the landscape. This week’s shrub is the…
Thuja occidentalis ‘Techny’
The Mission Arborvitae, also known as a “Techny Arb,” has many uses around your yard. It can be planted in mass as a hedge for privacy. It can be planted on the north side of a property to cut the cold northern winds in the winter time. It can also be trimmed up some in late fall or early winter to add some fragrant greens to a wreath or table.
Mission Arbs grow to 10-15’ with an 6-8’ spread. It’s 10-15’ height will give a nice privacy screen height with out blocking the sun out of a yard all together.