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Arborvitae ( Thuja ) - Berckmans Gold / Size 2
Berckmans Gold Arborvitae

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Our Price : $9.95

Product Code: ARBBER2

Thuja orientalis 'Berckman Gold'

Overall Description

A semi-dwarf arborvitae with light greenish-yellow, fernlike vertical sprays which are all tipped in yellow-gold. Semi globose to oval growth habit with very profuse cone production. Very little bronzing in the winter makes this arb a very good choice for a medium to large size hedge or border plant when planted approx. 3ft apart. Very popular variety - especially well suited for the heat & humidity of the south & southeast.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : up to 6ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - very light green to yellow base, with nice bright yellow outer foliage. Minor bronzing in winter months in colder climates. Medium - fine texture.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - 1/2" to 3/4" in size, and start out as a bluish white color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 -4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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