Thuja orientalis 'Berkman's Gold' (Aurea Nana)
Also called Berkman's Gold Arborvitae
More About Thuja orientalis Berkman's Gold ('Aurea Nana')
- Dwarf cultivar with a rounded to oval, upright habit
- Bright golden-yellow foliage grows in vertical sprays
- Turns a pale coppery-yellow colour in the winter
- Good as a group planting or golden accent
- Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
Alternative Botanical Name: Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea Nana' - Platycladus comes from the Greek words meaning "broad" (platys) and branch (klados) in reference to its vertical, plane-branching configuration. Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
Berkman's Gold Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips
This plant benefits 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. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation.
Thuja orientalis Berkman's Gold ('Aurea Nana') Characteristics
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils