• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Upright grower to 35 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Plant type:Conifer
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Upright grower to 35 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasConsidered one of the best golden conifers, this selection was found as a sport in the Netherlands. Its open, horizontal branching structure is covered with dense, bright gold-tipped needle-like sprays, contrasting with lime green interior foliage. A single plant makes a bright focal point in the garden, or plant en masse as an eye-catching hedge. This upright grower will reach 35 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Rose (Rosa); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best in well-drained soil. Water regularly during 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. Sheer annually for a more formal appearance.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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