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Thuja Golden Spire

Thuja Plicata

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Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Thuja Plicata

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Nature's Privacy that's Quick & Easy!

A stunning addition to any landscape; the Thuja Golden Spire is quickly becoming a national favorite because it is so easy to grow and looks stunning. The color of this beautiful evergreen, transitions from a dazzling 'lime green' in the warmer months, to a golden 'yellow/orange' in the fall and winter.

The main branches turn dark red as the weather cools, creating a dazzling contrast against the feathery golden foliage. If you are looking for an eye-catching 'POP' of year-round color that requires little or no maintenance....You will love this disease resistant shrub.

The Thuja Golden Spire can be planted alone - as a focal point, in groups - as a colorful backdrop for your border plants, or side by side - to create a dense golden hedge that will enhance your property and ensure your privacy. This amazing, worry-free plant will grow very quickly (up to 5-feet/per year), providing an almost instant gardening gratification.

The fully developed Thuja Golden Spire will reach a height of 12 to 15 feet and a width of 3 to 4 feet. This is the perfect plant for your small spaces and can even be used as the foundation piece for large 'potted' displays. It grows in a compact conical shape which requires no pruning and little or no fertilization.

If you choose the Thuja Golden Spire for privacy, simply plant them 2 to 5 feet apart and watch them grow rapidly into a thick and colorful hedge that will be the envy of your neighborhood. Once the plants have reached your desired height, simply trim off the 'single' main branch at the top of each plant to create a perfectly manicured hedge.

This incredible plant will stand up to the strongest of winds, winter lows of up to -30° and extreme summer heat. Unlike its ancestors, the Thuja Golden Spire is resistant to sunburn and to brown dying branches - This means that you will never have to worry about unsightly dead spots or holes in its thick golden foliage.

So many wonderful improvements have been bred into the 'Golden Spire' and yet it retains the fragrant 'pineapple-like' scent of its less-hardy relatives; could it get any better than this?

  • Rapid Growth
  • No Maintenance
  • Hardy / Dense Foliage
  • No Shedding
  • No 'Browning' or Dead Branches to Remove
  • No Trimming or Pruning Required
  • Compact Size - Great for Smaller Spaces
  • Drought Resistant
  • Scorch Resistant- Plant in Full Sun
  • Disease Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

The Thuja Golden Spire is a 'Quick Seller' . . . Order Yours TODAY !

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Thuja Golden Spire

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Thuja Golden Spire .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Thuja Golden Spire gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Thuja Golden Spire again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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I have problems with rabbits eating everything I plant. Do they like the feathery foliage or the bark on the branches of this plant?
judy b on Apr 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are not their first choice, but if food scarce then they will eat anything.
Will the Golden Spire Arborvitae grow in dappled shade during the morning and sun later afternoon?
Diane F on Oct 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they can grow in partial shade.
I have fairly sandy soil (Est. NC.) is there any special pre-planting required, and is there any guarantee to cover the plants. (trees)?
craig f on Apr 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You could amend your soil at the time of transplant. Mix planting mix with your soil, and then they will adapt to the surrounding soil.

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