Polar Gold arborvitae in a landscape surrounded by spring flowering shrubs in orange and white.Polar Gold arborvitae in a landscape surrounded by spring flowering shrubs in orange and white.
A closeup look at the appealing fan-like evergreen foliage of Polar Gold arborvitae.A closeup look at the appealing fan-like evergreen foliage of Polar Gold arborvitae.
Two Polar Gold arborvitae in autumn against a backdrop of trees and shrubs.Two Polar Gold arborvitae in autumn against a backdrop of trees and shrubs.
Three specimens of Polar Gold arborvitae on a berm planting.Three specimens of Polar Gold arborvitae on a berm planting.
Polar Gold arborvitae has lush golden foliage and an appealing pyramidal habit.Polar Gold arborvitae has lush golden foliage and an appealing pyramidal habit.
Polar Gold arborvitae naturally grows as a dense pyramid of golden foliage.Polar Gold arborvitae naturally grows as a dense pyramid of golden foliage.
Polar Gold arborvitae keeps its cheerful golden color even in winter.Polar Gold arborvitae keeps its cheerful golden color even in winter.
Two Polar Gold arborvitae in a garden in early spring.Two Polar Gold arborvitae in a garden in early spring.

Polar Gold® Arborvitae

Hard working and colorful, Polar Gold arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) is the ideal evergreen for all sorts of landscape and garden applications, from a hedge, to screening off an unsightly view, to creating an anchoring, eye-catching specimen. This hardy native arborvitae naturally grows as a tall, dense pyramid of golden foliage yet is durable, adaptable, and easy to grow.

Top reasons to grow Polar Gold arborvitae:

  • Nice golden foliage all year-round
  • Naturally grows as a tall, dense pyramid
  • Durable and hardy native evergreen

Additional information

Dimensions4 × 12 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Thuja occidentalis</i> 'SMTOYB' pp#25388, cbr#6177

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Foliage Color

Yellow

Height

12-15'

Width/Spread

4-6'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Uses

Borders, Cutting Gardens, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Evergreen, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest

Breeder

Tim Wood, Grand Haven, Michigan

SKU: 84078 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Not required; Polar Gold arborvitae naturally grows as a tidy pyramid of golden foliage. If you do wish to trim, that may be done in late spring

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