Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
Also called Rheingold Eastern 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/drought conditions
Deer find the soft evergreen foliage a very attractive winter food and will strip trees rapidly.
Rheingold Eastern White 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 MoistureWell Drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
(Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader')
(Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pincushion')
(Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe')
(Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea')