Thuja plicata 'Rogersii' aka 'Cuprea'
Thuja plicata ( Western Red Cedar ) cultivar is a specially selected,
dwarf version of Thuja plicata 'Aurea'. Standard Thuja plicata 'Aurea'
reaches heights of 30-40 feet, but this dwarf sport only reaches 4-5
feet in height, and is very oval to globose in growth habit - as
opposed to the broad pyramidal shape of the standard 'Aurea'. Foliage
is bright golden yellow on the outer portion of the tree, gradually
turning to a very dark green on the inner portions. Foliage takes on a
very attractive dark golden / orangish / bronze color during the winter
months. A very nice looking, hardy arborvitae year round - makes a
great specimen planting, or also looks wonderful when planted in
groups, or staggered in the foreground against larger varieties &
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 4-6ft
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Growth rate: Moderate to slow ( 4"-8" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 5-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade - color is best in full sun
Soil Preference: Average to slightly sandy, acidic - well drained
Foliage Color & Texture: Slightly finer texture then most thuja plicata cultivars - very feathery with very good golden color on outer portions of the plant during the growing season. The nice golden color tones down to a rich dark coppery gold during cold weather, but brightens right back up with the onset of spring, and warmer temps.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: None noted.
Diseases / Insects: No real problems associated, or known to be a problem with this particular cultivar........an occasional bagworm is always possible.
Fertilization / Feeding: Either
water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone
is excellent ). Other granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is
acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall -
avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after