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Arborvitae, Golden GlobeThuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'

Arborvitae, Golden Globe—Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'

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

Zones 3 - 7
Zones 3 - 7

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 7
The Golden Globe Arborvitae can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Golden Globe Arborvitae falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Golden Globe Arborvitae can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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