17 July 2023

Thuja occidentalis GREAT STAR ‘GK01‘ PBR

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Thuja occidentalis GREAT STAR ‘GK01‘ PBR

A Polish variety selected as a mutation of 'Smaragd'. It is characterized by a pyramidal and very dense habit, juicy green color of scales covering twigs, which is durable in winter (twigs do not turn red) and slow growth rate. It grows 50% slower compared to the 'Smaragd' variety. It is perfect for low rows, hedges and for container and solitary plantings. It grows best on fertile soils, in sunny positions. Fully frost resistant.

Hardiness zone: 5b -26/-23 °C

Breeder: Wojciech Kapias, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Gospodarstwo Rolno-Szkółkarskie Wojciech KAPIAS, ul. Główna 124, 43-230 Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Poland