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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/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 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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial sun/shade
Partial sun/shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well Drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Habit

Globe
Mounding
Dwarf
Conical

Foliage Color

Golden
Orange
Yellow

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen

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 Cedar Golden Globe Cedar
(Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe')
Golden Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress Golden Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress
(Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea')