Rheingold Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' #3- 15-18"

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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.

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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.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Foliage Color Yellow
Garden Style Rustic
Growth Habit Conical
Growth Rate Moderate
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
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
Key Feature Year-round interest