However, if the branches are larger than 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter, you can use a handsaw or a chainsaw instead. Cut the stub off at the trunk. And Something went wrong. It’s hard to imagine Whipcord cedar is a cultivar of the arborvitae. The Whipcord cedar also lacks the fern-like limbs found on On the branches, look for black fungal spots that may also curl out from the bark. Instead, it has graceful, weeping branches with western red cedars perform best in climates with cool summers and regular It has no significant negative characteristics. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. Shear in early spring. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. Select an area of the garden which receives full or partial sun, To shear the plant, go over the whole plant with your pruning shears. It has no significant negative characteristics. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. Thanks for subscribing! Creating Shapes. ideally with a little afternoon shade during the heat of the day. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. The branch may fall off before you finish this cut. Trim the tips off all of the branches to create a more even shape. Whipcord Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications; Mass Planting; Hedges/Screening; Rock/Alpine Gardens There are 17 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Whipcord Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications; Whipcord Arborvitae will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. Arborvitae are evergreens that do well with enough pruning to help them maintain their natural shape. Shape these trees to your liking, though grooming them to their natural shape usually works best. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. unlike some varieties of arborvitae, Whipcord cedars retain a pleasant bronze This is dwarf-like in comparison to the 50- to 70-foot (15 to 21 m.) mature Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. If you need to remove entire branches, use loppers or a small saw. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/c\/cb\/Prune-Arborvitae-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Prune-Arborvitae-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/c\/cb\/Prune-Arborvitae-Step-1.jpg\/aid9899932-v4-728px-Prune-Arborvitae-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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