Golden Arborvitae 12-18"
Golden Arborvitae, also known as Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd,' is a popular cultivar of the Thuja occidentalis species of evergreen trees. It is a narrow, cone-shaped tree with bright yellow-green foliage that turns golden in the fall. Golden Arborvitae is commonly used in landscaping as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant because of its dense foliage, slow growth rate, and low maintenance requirements. It can grow up to 15-20 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide and is hardy in USDA zones 3-8.
Golden Arborvitae can be planted in the spring or fall, preferably in a location that receives full sun to partial shade.
What are the steps to plant Golden Arborvitae?
Select a location with well-draining soil that is not prone to waterlogging. Avoid planting in low-lying areas where water accumulates.
Dig a hole slightly wider than the root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
Mix organic matter such as compost or aged manure into the soil removed from the hole.
Place the root ball in the hole and backfill with soil, gently tamping the soil down as you go to remove any air pockets.
Give the tree watering after planting to settle the soil and help the roots establish.
Apply a layer of mulch around the tree's base, but make sure not to pile it up against the trunk.
Water the tree regularly during the first growing season and prune it to maintain the desired shape and size.
With proper care, your Golden Arborvitae should thrive and provide a beautiful addition to your landscape.
Golden Arborvitae for sale at Nance Plants.
Golden Arborvitae is an evergreen tree and does not produce showy flowers. Instead, it has small, inconspicuous flowers that are usually not noticeable. The tree's primary ornamental feature is its attractive foliage, which is bright yellow-green and turns golden in the fall. The foliage provides year-round interest and does not drop during winter, making Golden Arborvitae a popular choice for hedges and screens.
- Yellow, Green
- Bare Root
- All Season
- Partial Shade - Full Sun
- Deer Resistant: