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Golden Globe Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'

SKU
07286
Handsome, bright golden yellow foliage covers this dense, globe-shaped shrub, and tolerates full sun exposure without sunburn. Thrives in regions with high humidity. Works well as a low hedge and in foundation plantings. Use in combination with dark green shrubs for a pleasing contrast. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThe golden yellow foliage of this small shrub brings a bright spot to dark winter days, and combines well the rest of the year with other conifers and shrubs. Use as an accent in a small bed or in a group for a larger effect.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, loamy, well-drained soils; dislikes dry conditions. Provide afternoon shade in hot summer regions and protect from harsh winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Prune lightly, only as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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