Can you get full, bushy Thuja plicata in full shade?
Hi folks. In the deep shady forests around here, I usually see these sparse, thin Thuja plicata, kind of like this, but usually more sparse. Occasionally I see bushy ones in the forests.
In peoples' yards, you usually see more full, bushy Thuja like this one. I figured it was the sunnier spot that was making them more full.
I've planted a few 2' or 3' tall Thuja in a pretty shady spot, and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to make them bushier. Would shearing the tips of the branches help promote fuller growth? More water and more compost?