POLAR GOLD™

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'SMTOYB'

USPP 25,388; CBRAF

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Pyramidal Polar Gold arborvitae creating a striking silhouette in a spring landscape Closeup of the golden scale like foliage of Polar Gold arborvitae Two specimens of Polar Gold arborvitae growing in a field showing their pyramidal habit and golden foliage
  • Bright color
  • Evergreen
  • Native to North America
Description
Bright year-round, Polar Gold™ arborvitae has attractive gold evergreen foliage. Similar to 'Brandon' in size and habit, with dense, finely textured foliage that is resistant to wind burn. A useful size for residential landscapes.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 12 - 15'

Width 4 - 7'

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 Hedges; 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.