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Thuja occidentalis 'Sunkist'

Also called Sunkist Arborvitae


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More About Thuja occidentalis 'Sunkist'

  • Upright, dense, pyramidal habit
  • Golden-green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • Foliage turns orange-yellow in the winter
  • An excellent plant for winter interest in a protected area
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

4

Height:

150-250 cm

Spread:

100-150 cm
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Sunkist Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

Typically used as a specimen, this cedar can also be used in groupings and is a good choice for landscapes where space is an issue as it stays very narrow and compact. The striking, yellow-gold colour is valued for its winter interest. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.


Thuja occidentalis 'Sunkist' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Conical
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden
Yellow

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen

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