Techny Arborvitae

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Cold Hardy Techny Arborvitae

Techny Arborvitae has soft, fragrant, dense foliage and is popular in the Great Lakes regions as a windbreak, snow-break, medium size hedge and for privacy. Techny is a super cold hardy thuja. It can withstand temperatures as low as -50 degrees fahrenheit. It is even considered drought tolerant once established.  Techny Arborvitae is low maintenance and adaptable.

Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis ‘Techny’
Average Height: 10 – 15 feet
Average Width: 3 – 5 feet
Sunlight: Full to partial sun
Soil: well drained
Growth rate: moderate
Spacing: 4 feet
Grow Zones: 3 to 8

Grow Zones 3 - 8

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast do Techny Arborvitae grow?

Growth rate is officially labeled as moderate. This means expect 1 to 2 feet of growth per year in ideal growing conditions.

How do you care for a Techny Arborvitae?

Arborvitae in general are known for being relatively maintenance free. The Techny prefers full to partial sun. Just be careful it doesn't get too much direct afternoon sun in summer. Fertilize once a year using a general tree fertilizer.

What is a Techny?

The name comes from the town Techny, Illinois where Mission Gardens first cloned a White Cedar, also known as American Arborvitae. Techny Tops out at 12 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. This makes them great for homeowners who don't have a lot of space but want to create a living privacy fence.


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