Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
Also called Rheingold Arborvitae
More About Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
- Dense, broadly globose, becoming conical with age
- Compact, new foliage is golden-bronze, hardening off to yellow
- Excellent for a splash of colour and interesting texture
- Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
Rheingold Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips
Rheingold cedars benefit from light pruning to obtain a more compact shape. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location as "winter burn" is not uncommon with this cultivar.
Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting