• Thuja 'Totem Smaragd'® 19cm
  • Thuja 'Totem Smaragd'® 19cm

Thuja 'Totem Smaragd'® 19cm

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Thuja occidentalis Totem Smaragd ('Thucavlo'PBR) EU 57585 - Τούγια

Διάμετρος γλάστρας:19εκ, Ύψος:35-40εκ.

Μια εξαιρετική, βραβευμένη, νέα ποικιλία Τούγιας με πολύ συμπαγή και στενή ανάπτυξη και μέγιστο ύψος που δε ξεπερνά τα 2μ. Η ανάπτυξη του μοιάζει με αυτή του Cupres. totem.

Λόγω του μικρού μεγέθους της και της στενής ανάπτυξη της (40εκ), είναι ιδανική ποικιλία και για μικρούς κήπους καθώς και για διακοσμητικές γλάστρες.


Thuja Totem Smaragd is a beautiful, green conifer that grows naturally in a nice oval ascending form: a "totem"-shape. The branching is very dense. 

Totem Smaragd becomes approx. 150 – 175 cm high and 40-50 cm wide.

Very suitable as a solitary on terrace or balcony, as a garden plant or as a hedge. Plant Totem Smaragd in a moist but well-drained soil.

Totem Smaragd is widely applicable because it can be planted in the sun, partial shade or shade. Pruning is possible but not necessary. Hardy to -25 ºC.

More info

Do you dare to grow a conifer in your garden! Your first impression might be that they are invasive/boring/unruly* delete as appropriate here! However, times have changed, and conifers can be handsome, graceful and dare we say, sexy…

Conifers could even be part of the next big trend… they’ve got colour, form, longevity, plus they’re easy to grow…

With Thuja ‘Totem Smaragd’, you also have a plant to rival the much-admired Italian Cypress tree, it’s slender and upright, and a fraction of the price of it’s Italian relative!

Read on to find out the story behind new conifer ‘Totem Smaragd’…

how was this plant created?

Nurseryman Casey van Vloten was just casually cultivating his field of conifers one day, when he noticed a strange abnormality on one of the larger Smaragd arborvitae conifers. Casey had a really keen eye for something different!

He waited a season or two to see how it went on to develop. To his surprise, the plant went from a very compact clump of foliage to a very unusual upright teardrop shape, very different to the regular growth of the surrounding plants. Casey then started propagating this special plant in small numbers, and the longer he grew the plant, the more he started to appreciate its potential…

what’s different about this plant?

The neat, narrow growth of ‘Totem Smaragd’ is not only handsome, but also very useful in the garden. It doesn’t take up much ground-space, yet gives height and stature to a garden. It’s similarly to the premium Italian Cypress cannot be overlooked either, and this will indeed add to its demand!

‘Totem Smaragd’ has been successful in trials, and is proving to be a strong grower. It has all the great qualities of any conifer, with severe frost resistance and untold adaptability, enjoying sun or semi-shade.

where can you plant thuja ‘totem smaragd’?

‘Totem Smaragd’ works excellently as a feature plant, it can be mixed into shrub borders, or planted into decorative pots on the patio. A hedge would also be elegant and look good all year round!

Placing ‘Totem Smaragd’ either side of a doorway could offer a low cost alternative to Italian cypress, or indeed olive trees and bay trees. Thuja are very hardy and can tolerate a wide range of different soils and conditions, from sun to shade. They amazingly withstand pollution too, and require zero pruning.