Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'


Tips for Homeowners:

Trim out any damaged branches. Since they do not like extremely dry conditions, supplemental water may have to be provided.

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This slow-growing evergreen shrub is cone-shaped, sometimes more rounded, and has golden summer color that turns bronze-yellow in the winter.

  • Foliage is rich deep gold
  • Winter color is copper to brownish yellow
  • Low maintenance

Ideal for shrub or perennial borders and as a low hedge.

Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-5 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Arborvitae:

Arborvitae is a versatile group of plants with evergreen, glossy foliage that thrive in most soils as long as they are well-drained. There are various forms from tall and upright to low and mounded with sizes that fit just about any purpose in the landscape. In harsh winter winds the foliage may show signs of winter burn, and they are susceptible to damage from snow load.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Winter Interest
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Evergreen
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed

Foliage Color:

  • Bronze
  • Yellow
  • Gold


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water