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Berckmans Golden Arborvitae
A low-maintenance upright evergreen conifer that never requires pruning to keep its oval to conical form, Berckman's Golden Arborvitae lights up the landscape with upright flattened fans tipped in bright yellow throughout the growing season. Get all the details below!

Berckmans Golden Arborvitae

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT (18"-20" TALL - VERY NICE!)
Quantity Price Each
1 $29.97
2 - 3 $27.87
4+ $25.77

Berckman's Golden Arborvitae
Thuja orientalis 'Berckman's Golden' - Synonym: 'Aurea Nana'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

A low-maintenance upright evergreen conifer that never requires pruning to keep its oval to conical form, Berckman's Golden Arborvitae lights up the landscape with upright flattened fans tipped in bright yellow throughout the growing season. Foliage holds color well during winter with very little if any bronzing in winter. In our landscape this one has grown to about 7 feet tall in 15 years with no pruning. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing naturally in an oval-conical shape 6 to 8 feet tall and about 4 to 5 feet wide, Berckman's Golden Arborvitae is great for use in the landscape or in pots, planters and other containers. Use it as a colorful accent or in groupings in landscape borders or home foundation plantings, where it makes a perfect corner plant. Also useful as a natural hedge. A fine addition to conifer gardens, rock gardens, yellow-themed color gardens, and formal gardens.

Spacing:  4' for solid hedges; 8' or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Arborvitae are very easy to grow and care for. They are adaptable to many soil types including red clay and like full sun to part shade. They prefer a moist but well-drained soil. They don't like an overly dry site. As with so many other ornamental plants, constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. Maintenance is minimal with very little if any pruning ever required.




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Plant Details 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-10b  Find Your Zone
Shrub Type:  Evergreen Conifer
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  4-5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Conical, Dense, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  None
Flower Size:  NA
Flowering Period:  NA
Flower Type:  NA
Fragrant Flowers:  NA
Foliage Color:  Medium Green, Golden Yellow
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Well Drained Dry, Not Constantly Soggy!
Soil pH:  6.5-8
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Birds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Insect



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