Talk about eye-catching! It takes just a glimpse to become smitten with this vibrant chartreuse, pyramid-shaped bushy conifer that offers year-round interest. It hardly sheds any foliage the way other thuja do and there is little risk of sunburn – another redeeming quality! Compact, hardy, steadfast in colour, Goldy has what it takes to make either a great stand-alone specimen or a formal hedge that will make the neighbour’s envious.
“Goldy” is a huge improvement over previous offerings. Thuja plicata is native to many forests on the west coast of North America. Over the years, a number of selections, such as Atrovirens and Excelsea, have been introduced, as have several mottled golden selections.
Inventor: Dries Luijten, The Netherlands
Colour: chartreuse-golden yellow with intense red branches.
Blooming season: Year-round. Fall produces nice red sprouts
Mature Size: H 30 m x W 5-9 m
Care: Plant in drained, moist, slightly acidic soil. Plant in full sun. This cultivar is an easy rooter and will make saleable grade in a very short time. In the early years of its development it resembles Thuja occidentalis cultivars, although it isn’t as hardy.