Bought 2 of these for either side of our entrance last summer. Their yellowish color plays well with the greens of other evergreens we planted nearby. They survived our cold winter. They currently get part sun and seem happy. My only "complaint" is I've read they are slow growers, and I wish they grew faster! I'm looking forward to a larger height - currently they are about 1.5' tall. I'm sure they will look amazing in 5 years, but right now they look small. I'll just have to be patient. If you don't want to wait, consider buying a more mature plant.
'Filips Magic Moment' Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Fluffy®.
Enjoy formal shape and glowing golden color in an easy care package!
'Filips Magic Moment' arborvitae naturally grows as a dense little cone, making it the perfect choice for planting near entryways or anywhere you want a formal but not stuffy living accent. The outer growth emerges a cheerful yellow, which persists all year-round. No pruning is needed to keep this handsome shape!
Top reasons to grow Filip's Magic Moment arborvitae:
- Neat pyramidal shape is perfect for planting as a formal accent
- Enjoy golden foliage all year round
- Native to North AmericaFoliage InterestFall InterestWinter InterestNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:72 - 96 InchesSpacing:24 - 48 InchesSpread:12 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:YellowHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Landscapes, containersMaintenance Notes:
Prefers deep, well-drained soils. Little pruning is needed, but may be trimmed in early summer.'Filips Magic Moment' Thuja occidentalis USPP 21,974, Can 5,285
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Jen, Minnesota, United States, 3 years ago