Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'Item #7289 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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. Best foliage color in full sun.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.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:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower, reaching 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide in ten years.Special features:Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Year-round InterestFoliage color:YellowBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.Garden styleRusticDesign 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.Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in most soils; prefers evenly moist, well-drained loams. In hot summer areas, give light afternoon shade. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Protect from harsh wind. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune lightly, only as needed to shape.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.