‘Filips Magic Moment’

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'Filips Magic Moment'

USPP 21,974; CBR 5285

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Two specimens of dwarf golden Filips Magic Moment arborvitae in a landscape surrounded by other evergreens A single specimen of Filips Magic Moment arborvitae in a snowy landscape
  • Compact habit
  • Evergreen
  • Bright foliage
Description
Filips Magic Moment' is an easy-to-grow alternative to the obnoxiously ubiquitous dwarf Alberta spruce with the same desirable size, dense foliage, and tidy habit, plus colorful gold foliage. It's perfect for flanking formal entryways, either in the ground or in large containers.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 6 - 8'

Width 4 - 6'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Yellow

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.

Pruning Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.

Uses Mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.

Growing Tips Tolerates heat and drought once established. Keep watered after pruning to minimize browning; this is also an effective strategy to minimize winter damage to foliage in cold areas.