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Thuja orientalis 'Berkman's Gold' (Aurea Nana)

Also called Berkman's Gold Arborvitae


Winter Colour

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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

5

Height:

150-175 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm
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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

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Habit

Rounded
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

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