Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'Item #7289 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
This dwarf evergreen shrub has bright golden foliage that turns to coppery gold in winter. Scale-like foliage appears in flat, fan-shaped clusters. An exceptional choice for rock gardens, and useful in borders or as a foundation plant. Makes a great low hedge in its natural form, or clipped for a formal look. Best foliage color in full sun.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly or more often in extreme heat; less often once established.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower, reaching 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide in ten years.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:THEW-ya ok-si-den-TAY-lisPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower, reaching 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide in ten years.Foliage color:YellowBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasHere is a fine choice for a low, sheared hedge that will offer golden foliage that has a lovely burnished look in winter. It makes a good divider between properties without blocking views.Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Weigela (Weigela); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. In hot, dry climates, protect from harsh afternoon sun and provide supplemental water. Shelter from drying winter wind. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly or more often in extreme heat; less often once established.