Four specimens of bright gold pyramidal Fluffy Western arborvitae growing in an arc in the landscape A single specimen of bright gold Fluffy Western arborvitae surrounded by purple petunias Closeup of the feathery golden foliage of Fluffy Western arborvitae

FLUFFY®

Arborvitae - Western

Thuja plicata

'SMNTPGF'

PPAF; CBRAF

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Four specimens of bright gold pyramidal Fluffy Western arborvitae growing in an arc in the landscape A single specimen of bright gold Fluffy Western arborvitae surrounded by purple petunias Closeup of the feathery golden foliage of Fluffy Western arborvitae
  • Colorful foliage
  • Evergreen
  • Appealing texture
Description

The name says it all. Fluffy® Western arborvitae is an ideal package of texture and color. This semi-dwarf cultivar naturally grows as a pyramid of very glossy bright yellow foliage that results in an appealing, voluminous texture in the landscape. Hardy and burn resistant, it maintains color even through winter. More deer resistant than T. occidentalis.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 10'

Width 3 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

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 Specimen; Hedges; Mixed borders; Foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Western arborvitae shows considerable resistance to deer browsing. Foliage has a bold, braided look.