Thuja occidentalis 'Sunkist'
Also called Sunkist Arborvitae
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
Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
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
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting