Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||THOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower, reaching 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide in ten years.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Here 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.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)|
Grows 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8