Rheingold Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' #3- 15-18"
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.
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.
|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.|
|Key Feature||Year-round interest|