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Thuja 'Brabant'

Posted by entling 5 IL (My Page) on
Fri, May 11, 07 at 14:44

I just bought a couple of these, but I can't find any info on how wide they grow. Does anyone know?


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RE: Thuja 'Brabant'

What I've read is that it is a somewhat narrow spire, with maybe one central leader, so it doesn't sound very wide. 20-30 years down the road...?


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RE: Thuja 'Brabant'

I planted a hedge of these back in 2002. They've probably grown about a foot a year and are currently about 8 feet tall, and 3 to 3-1/2 feet wide at their widest part (they are sort of pyramid shaped, so wider near the bottom.)

They are still dense, but have more of a "loose" appearance than other cultivars like 'smargd' or 'brandon'. Sort of a feathery look near the top. They take pruning well though and here in a sheltered spot in zone 3 suffer just a bit of winter damage some years. I think I planted my plants about 2-1/2 or 3 feet apart for a hedge. To me, some years the new growth almost appears a bit golden or pinkish on the branch ends. It's a nice shade of green.

P.S. when I first bought mine I too had trouble finding information on this cultivar. Since it's from Europe and quite popular, if you do a search you will find lots of nursery websites but in German or other languages.

Glen


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RE: Thuja 'Brabant'

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Thu, May 17, 07 at 13:28

According to Welch/Haddow, World Checklist of Conifers "A compact, conical form with bright green foliage" originated and introduced by G.J.F. Rombouts, Steensel, North Brabant province (Germany).


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RE: Thuja 'Brabant'

copy and paste:

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Thuja+Occidentalis+Brabant&hl=en&rls=RNWERNWE%3A2005-14RNWE%3Aen&num=10&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=images

Here is a link that might be useful: quick link ... hope you know your conversions ....


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RE: Thuja 'Brabant'

Thanks everyone, I think it will do. My German is pretty much limited to "Wo ist der bahnhof" and "Eine grosse bier, bitte."


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