Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'Item #7289 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Best foliage color in full sun. In hot, arid climates, protect from prolonged harsh afternoon sun and water deeply. In cold climates, Shelter from drying winter winds. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.