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Rheingold Arborvitae
Growing Zones: 3-8
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Height: 5-7 ft.
Width: 4-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Blooms: N/A
Spacing: 6-8 ft.
Botanical: Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
Cannot Ship to: AZ
Plant Directions: Sent with Order

Rheingold Arborvitae

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Bright Yellow Shrub, Great for Foundation Plantings

  • Easy to grow
  • Drought and disease resistant
  • Adapts to many climates
  • Grows in sun and part shade
  • Low maintenance
You get more than one look from the same small shrub. In winter, the Rheingold Arborvitae will take on a bronzed color. The new growth will be bright gold and can even be touched with a hint of red here and there. As warm weather returns and new growth matures the outer foliage will be a lovely chartreuse color. Rheingold Arborvitae maybe be an evergreen plant, but it will never be just plain old green.

Rheingold Arborvitae will do well planted in sun or quite a bit of shade.
So long as they get at least 3 hours a day of direct sunlight, you will have great luck in growing these shrubs. For best color, you will want to find a rather sunny spot to put your Rheingold Arborvitaes. The only real soil requirement for this plant is that it does need drainage. In heavy clay, be sure to plant them high or in a raised bed. We recommend that this is not a good plant for heavy sand. Once established, this shrub has excellent drought resistance plus will always have great pest and disease resistance.

Tired of having to trim all your bushes each summer?
Rheingold Arborvitaes don’t really need to be trimmed and sheared. Some people will shear them to maintain a certain size. Other people shear them for the crispness of that perfect geometric shape. The natural shape of the Rheingold Arborvitae is almost a globe. It will grow slightly taller than wide over time and become more pear shaped.

Rheingold Arborvitaes are popular landscape players in many areas.
This family of evergreen shrubs easily adapts to a wide range of climates and growing conditions. Unfortunately, it is not happy with salt spray from the sea or winter road maintenance in the northern states.

If you are looking for a colorful specimen plant, look no further.
The coloring of the evergreen foliage is great planted against dark brick walls. When grouped with deep green and other rich dark colored shrubs, the effect makes the yellowed tone of the Rheingold Arborvitae more pronounced and distinctive. To keep them very low maintenance, don’t plant this charming plant beneath a window. That is unless you enjoy having to shear the bushes every summer.

Our 2009 crop of Rheingold Arborvitaes are looking great.
You will find that they have excellent, fully developed roots. This will make your job of growing them on even easier. At Brighter Blooms, we go out of our way and keep our plants in the nursery longer for just this reason. This increases our growing costs, but we can guarantee you will receive only robust plants.

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