Cool-Climate Privacy Kit Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'; Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

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Cool-Climate Privacy Kit Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'; Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

Product Description

The Preferred Privacy Plants for Cool Climates

In search of a little landscape privacy? You’re in luck! Our Cool-Climate Privacy Kit is just the thing you need to add some hedging and height to your yard if you’re located in a cooler climate. This kit comes with everything you need for quick and easy privacy planting.

This kit includes:

You'll receive our most mature 2-gallon Wine & Roses Weigela, along with 4-5 ft. Emerald Green Arborvitaes.

Both the Emerald Green Arborvitae and the Wine & Roses Weigela are the ideal picks for creating height and hedging, as well as easy elegance. Place them together, and you’ve got an eye-catching, colorful combo!

Emerald Green Arborvitae is the perfect evergreen when you want thick, lush foliage and little upkeep. It’ll perform reliably without much maintenance, providing a solid screen planting along side yards, backyards, driveways and beyond. Wine & Roses Weigela will bring bold pink blooms for contrasting, compact growth that compliments the Emerald Green well. It’ll also give you glossy, dark burgundy leaves for extra planting pizazz.

Put these varieties together, and you have a low-maintenance, highly rewarding landscape duo. They interact perfectly together for effortless color, texture and beauty that will surely step up your privacy game wherever it’s needed in your yard.

Great for medium-sized landscapes, this kit will span a width of approximately 50-60 feet when the varieties are planted all together. Consider installing a row of Emerald Greens staggered with Wine & Roses to play off their height and color differences. If needed, add in extra varieties for further coverage!

For privacy planting made ultra easy, choose our Cool-Climate Privacy Kit! Order yours today to create simple, stylish privacy landscaping.

For more privacy landscaping inspiration, check out the blogs below!

Planting & Care

1. Planting:

  • Emerald Green: This Thuja grows best in full sun but can withstand partial shade (afternoon sun is best in this case). For best results, plant these trees six feet apart to enjoy their pyramid shape, or four feet apart for a dense hedge. When planting, dig a hole that's just as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. If the top of the root ball is lower than the surrounding soil, remove the tree and fill in part of the hole. Replace the tree and fill in the hole with the same soil you removed. You do not need to add anything to the soil. Mulch around the tree with shredded hardwood mulch. A layer three inches thick, extending three feet, around the tree is ideal.
  • Wine & Roses: Start by choosing an area with full sun to partial sun (at least 4 hours of sunlight daily) and well-drained soil – the Wine & Roses® is adaptable to nearly any type, as long as there’s no standing water, and it will adapt to some shade. When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole large enough to accommodate your plant’s roots, place your tree and backfill the soil and then water to settle the roots.

2. Watering:

  • Emerald Green: Water your new tree weekly or twice weekly by holding a hose around it and counting to 20. After the first month, water just once a week unless it is dry and hot (no rain and temperatures above 80 degrees). If it is hot and dry, water twice a week. After the first six months, the trees will be established and subsist on rainfall alone.
  • Wine & Roses: Water your Wine & Roses® regularly during the first growing season, or about once per week. You may need to water more often during times of extreme heat. But if you’re not sure when to water your Weigela, however, simply check the soil about 2 to 3 inches down – if the soil is dry here, it’s time to water.

3. Pruning:

  • Emerald Green: The Emerald Green Thuja grows well without pruning. In fact, this is one tree that needs no pruning, other than to remove dead branches. If you do decide to hedge this tree, make sure that when you trim, the bottom of the tree is wider than the top.
  • Wine & Roses: Pruning is not necessary for your Wine & Roses® Weigela – simply space your plantings to allow your Weigela to grow naturally. If you want a more formal appearance, prune annually after the second flowering period at the end of summer.

4. Fertilizing:

  • Emerald Green: Support growth by using an all-purpose evergreen tree and shrub fertilizer starting in the Spring.
  • Wine & Roses: Fertilize your Wine & Roses® with a slow-release solution before new growth begins in the spring.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $100 $24.95
$100.00-$128.99 $29.95

Product Details

Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors

            4-8 outdoors
     Map 4-8 outdoors (hardy down to -20℉)
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Spacing: See planting diagram
  • Growth Rate: Fast to Moderate
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

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