This compact evergreen makes an interesting accent as a foundation plant or combined with other shrubs in the garden. Use it as the focal point with lower-growing shrubs and perennials for an attractive grouping in even small gardens.
It is a slow growing, coniferous, evergreen shrub with a pointed globe shape. It has green foliage that is tinged yellow in spring and in autumn it fades to green and bronze.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: spring.
Genus - Thuja
Species - Orientalis Aurea
Common name - Golden Arborvitae
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 3-4' / 0,90 - 1,20 m
Spread - 2-4' / 0,60 - 1,20 m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Evergreen Ornamental
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil type - Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Water requirements - Average, moist
Landscape uses - Containers, Low Maintenance, Rock
Leaf / Flower color - Golden green / --
Soak in water. Let stand in water for 24 hours.
Cold stratify for 60 days.
Sow seed 3-4 mm (1/8") deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
NOTE: can be fall sown without stratification.
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