tree, shrub

Platycladus orientalis | Oriental Arborvitae

(Thuja orientalis)

This is a popular evergreen grown as a tree or shrub. The Oriental Arborvitae species produces an open, pyramidal habit. Soft, scalelike leaves present in flat, fanlike sections. 'Aurea Nana' features yellow-gold foliage, growing as a globe-shaped shrub to 5 feet high or more. Accepts sandy to heavy clay soils, as long as it is well drained. Canopy coverage: 177 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 25 feet high

Width: 15 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green, yellow-green