POLAR GOLD®

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'SMTOYB'

USPP 25,388; CBR 6177

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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)
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.