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Arborvitae, Golden Globe Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'

Arborvitae, Golden Globe - Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'
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Globe-shaped arborvitae for use as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant. Golden yellow foliage.

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Zones 3 - 7 Zones 3 - 7
Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
The Golden Globe Arborvitae can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
2' - 3' High 2' - 3' High
Mature Height
The Golden Globe Arborvitae grows to be 2' - 3' feet in height.
2' - 3' Spread 2' - 3' Spread
Mature Spread
The Golden Globe Arborvitae has a spread of about 2' - 3' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth Slow to Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This arborvitae does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Golden Globe Arborvitae grows in acidic, loamy, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This arborvitae has rounded shape.
Attributes

Broad, globe-shaped tree with short ascending branches to the ground which end in flat, spreading, horizontal sprays; usually one trunk, but multiple trunks may occur. Useful as a specimen or accent, good for hedges, commonly used as a foundation plant. Requires deep, well-drained soil; thrives in marshy loam; needs full sun; tolerant of pruning and limestone soils. Once established, will take considerable heat and drought.

Description

Globe-shaped arborvitae for use as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant. Golden yellow foliage.

History/Lore/Use

The name arborvitae, is a Latin form of the French, "l'arbre de vie," which means, "tree of life." Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who assigned the Latin name to this species, picked up on other traits. The genus name, Thuja, is from a Greek word for perfume. Squeezing the evergreen leaves releases an aroma that is nothing less than nature's perfume.

The native North American tree, America Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), was useful in early canoes and medicines and became the first North American tree to be introduced to Europe. The specific name, occidentalis, means "west," the direction from Sweden where this tree was discovered.

Leaves

Distinct golden yellow foliage