Thuja occidentalis 'Janed Gold' Plant Patent #21,967Item #5393 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
An exceptional new variety with intense, yellow-gold foliage. A standout among other varieties, as it holds its bright color year-round, even through winter. Thrives in summer heat without burning, if watered regularly. Tight, upright pyramidal form becomes conical with age. Excellent garden specimen or hedging shrub. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years; reaches 20 ft. with age.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:THEW-ya ok-si-den-TAY-lisDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Columnar, PyramidalGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Reaches 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years; reaches 20 ft. with age.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round InterestFoliage color:YellowBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationThrives in deep, enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soil; dislikes dry conditions. Mulch around the root zone and shelter from drying winds. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Pruning is seldom necessary.Pruning time: spring, only as needed to maintain size.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This selection is a sport of Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja 'Smaragd'), found to have brighter, more intense yellow gold foliage and a tight uniform habit, with the ability to hold its color year-round, without burning in summer heat, if soil is kept evenly moist. Introduced by PlantHaven International, Santa Barbara, California.