Polar Gold® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis
- Part Sun to 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).
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 3Foliage InterestFall InterestWinter InterestNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:TallGarden Height:144 - 180 InchesSpacing:48 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 72 InchesFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:YellowHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses 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 6,177