Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
small to medium sized, globe shaped evergreen. Heavy bronzer - it's very showy, rich
deep golden foliage turns coppery to brownish yellow in the winter. No
pruning is needed, it will not become overgrown. It's a good accent
plant in your landscape, and can also be used very effectively in
container gardening. Moderate to fast growth - one of our favorites!!
Change of color from the bright yellow of spring & summer to the dark golden copper shade of winter also gives an attractive change of pace & seasonal interest.
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 4-5 feet
Mature Width: 3-5 feet
Growth rate: Moderate ( 6"-10" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 4-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade - best color in full sun
Soil Preference: Average, slightly moist - but well drained
Foliage Color & Texture: Very soft textured juvenile type foliage with good yellow / golden coloration on the exterior of the plant. Interior foliage sections are a bright lime green color.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: N/A
Diseases / Insects: Spider mites have been observed on this variety, but are EXTREMELY rare. Interior and lower foliage can be susceptible to rot if kept too wet. Also seems to be somewhat sensitive to being urinated on by dogs, etc.
Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & color, we highly recommend POOPeas OrganicFertilizer & Soil Amendment .
However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or
granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or
10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring,
and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers
during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.