Thuja – Polar Gold® – Arborvitae – Thuja occidentalis
Native to North America
Polar Gold arborvitae naturally grows as a dense, narrow pyramid, so little to no pruning is required. If you do wish to prune, do so in late spring/early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Avoid cutting into any very thick stems unless you are removing them entirely, as this can leave an unsightly hole in the plant and recovery from such cuts is typically slow.
Arborvitae are a classic choice for hedges and screening, but they also make excellent specimen plants, additions to perennial borders or other gardens, or even in containers for an evergreen accent.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point