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Daniellow Golden Spire Arborvitae Thuja

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Our Price: $12.95

Product Code: ARBDLW1

Thuja plicata 'Daniellow' - also known as 'Golden Spire'

Overall Description

A very, very promising Thuja plicata ( Western Red Cedar ) introduction that has beautiful golden yellow color with rich orange overtones. Golden color holds very well through the winter with little, if any, color change at all - making it a real standout in just about any area. Has a wide variety of uses, from a medium sized specimen planting, to hedge plantings, bright accents, even container gardening.
Has a nice, tight conical growth as it matures.....becoming more & more columnar in habit with age. Makes a nice screen / border if you are after something with lots of color year round. Has shown itself to be very deer resistant as well, which is a very attractive quality of this Arborvitae selection - few problems have been observed.

Plant facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 15 - 18 ft ( if left untrimmed )

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft ( if left untrimmed )

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

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade - color is best in full sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy, moist, acidic - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Scale-like foliage arranged in fanlike sprays. Has superb golden yellow coloration with soft orange overtones.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :

--Diseases / Insects :
Very disease resistant - occasional bagworms, or spider mites are possible. Inspect trees at least twice yearly for any signs of possible infestations.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for typical screen use

--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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