|Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
(Rheingold Eastern Arborvitae)
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
Rheingold Eastern Arborvitae
Not showy - borne singly at the branch tip.
Orange-gold foliage during the summer, turning to a copper color in the winter.
Slow growing, rounded shrub that is slightly taller than wide.
4 to 5 feet tall and just about as wide.
Full sun to partial sun.
Eastern United States and Canada.
Description: This is a very popular, globe-shaped shrub. Its new growth in the summer is a pinkish-gold, different from the ‘aurea’ forms of Chamaecyparis. The color attracts the eye from a great distance. A 10 year old plant, in ideal conditions, should reach a size of 3 feet in diameter and scarcely more than that in height (l gallon - 2 years old) (2 gallon - 3 years old). ‘Rheingold’ has proved to be one of the most popular of our semi-dwarf conifers.