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Sunshine Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata 'Sunshine'

SKU
01945
The pendulous tips of the foliage are bright gold, becoming noticeably bronze in winter. A striking specimen or hedge. Foliage does not burn in full sun as with many gold conifers. Evergreen.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh Pli-CAH-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 15-20 ft. tall, 5-6 ft. wide in 10 years; to 60-70 ft. with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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