Golden Globe Arborvitae
Golden Globe Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'Item #7286 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:THEW-ya ok-si-den-TAY-lisPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round InterestFoliage color:YellowBlooms:Conifer; 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.Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:These conifers are members of the cypress family which includes many ornamental and timber genera. The common name is Arborvitae or Tree-of-Life due to its evergreen quality in the face of adversity as well as the medicinal properties of its sap, bark and twigs. There are five species native to North America and Eastern Asia with only three of these in cultivation. T. occidentalis is probably the most widely cultivated and is indigenous to a large range in eastern North America, most notably in wet forests and swamps. It was first cultivated in 1534 and the oldest known living specimen is thought to be over 1000 years old. This variety was the result of a mutation from 'Woodwardarii' and was introduced into the nursery trade in 1946. This plant is attractive to deer who like to feast on the soft, winter foliage.