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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

Interesting Notes:

Deer find the soft evergreen foliage a very attractive winter food and will strip trees rapidly.

Zone:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm
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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

Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Full Sun
Full Sun
Rock garden
Rock garden

Habit

Dwarf
Conical
Globe
Mounding

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Foliage Color

Yellow
Golden
Orange

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Well Drained

Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'

Nordman's Golden Spreader Fir Nordman's Golden Spreader Fir
(Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader')
Golden Pincushion Falsecypress Golden Pincushion Falsecypress
(Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pincushion')
Golden Globe Eastern White Cedar Golden Globe Eastern White Cedar
(Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe')