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Polar Gold® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 144 - 180 Inches
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Polar Gold® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis
Part Sun to Sun 144 - 180

Features

Space saving and colorful!

A living fence of arborvitae is always nice, but some varieties take up a lot of yours (and your neighbor's) yard space. Polar Gold® arborvitae naturally grows with a narrow, space-saving habit, so you can achieve the same effect in a small area. New growth emerges a cheerful glowing gold color, which persists year-round. 

Though arborvitae is not deer resistant, it's an outstanding native evergreen for those struggling with shaded conditions. Very hardy, too!

Top reason to grow Polar Gold® arborvitae:

- space saving habit

- evergreen, with colorful yellow leaf tips all year

- Thrives even in chilly USDA zone 3

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Evergreen
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
144 - 180 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 72 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
Yellow
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Arborvitae are a classic choice for hedges and screening, but they also make excellent specimen plants, additions to perennial borders or other gardens, or even in containers for an evergreen accent.

Maintenance Notes: 

Polar Gold arborvitae naturally grows as a dense, narrow pyramid, so little to no pruning is required. If you do wish to prune, do so in late spring/early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Avoid cutting into any very thick stems unless you are removing them entirely, as this can leave an unsightly hole in the plant and recovery from such cuts is typically slow. 

Polar Gold® Thuja occidentalis 'SMTOYB' USPP 25,388, Can PBRAF
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