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Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

Platycladus orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’

A unique, compact evergreen with great heat tolerance

  • Manageable mature size, perfect for smaller landscapes and privacy hedges
  • Unique, golden-green color
  • Naturally neat, oval habit

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Berckman's Gold Arborvitae Care

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The Berckman's Gold grows best in in full sun to partial shade. Plant in an area that receives around 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

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Water your tree weekly for the first year, more frequently if there is a drought. Once established, your Berckman's Gold will thrive on regular rainfall alone.



Fertilizing is not really necessary for this low-maintenance plant, but you can apply a slow-release fertilizer each springtime if desired.

Golden-Green Landscape Perfection, with Great Heat Tolerance

Why Berckman's Gold Arborvitae?

Increasingly popular and rightfully so, Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae is everything you want in an evergreen - with some added flair. Its manageable size, paired with engaging color and texture, ad adds interest to any landscape. Woody gardeners and plant-lovers alike will want to clear a space for this Arborvitae.  

Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae is aptly named for its light green-yellow coloration, with tips fading into a gold sheen. When mature, the branches hold a medium to fine texture. The Berckman’s Gold features a neat, oval habit, which suits its profuse cone production. Cones begin in a blue-white color, and ripen to rich mahogany.

This Gold Arborvitae is classified as a semi-dwarf species, making it perfect for smaller landscapes. A hardy grower, your Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae won't be susceptible to browning in the winter. They make an excellent hedge, and as a border plant, they can be trimmed to form a striking, pleasant-looking barrier. It's well-suited for southern heat and humidity, with a moderate growth rate. 

Rich in color, cone production, and lush foliage, the Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae is an ideal accent to add to your landscape. It stands out from the more typical evergreen species as a showy border plant. 

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You won't find this unique evergreen introduction at your local nursery or big-box retailer. It's perfect for Arborvitae lovers who need the benefits of a smaller, more compact tree - along with standout color.

And because we plant, grow and nurture our trees for months ahead of shipping, you get a better-developed tree, with an intact root system, delivered directly to your door.

If you're looking for a unique privacy hedge or specimen tree, the Berckman's Gold Arborvitae is the tree for you. Order yours today!

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Product Details

    Mature Height:12-15 ft.
    Mature Width:5-6 ft.
    Sunlight:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Botanical Name:Platycladus orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’
    Does Not Ship To:AZ, OR
    Grows Well In Zones:5-9 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

    (hardy down to -10℉)

    Customer Reviews & Photos


    Based on 14 reviews


    Beautiful Fence

    We bought 35 of these over 30 years ago. They are beautiful. We followed the directions in planting and fertilizing. They are so healthy and robust. They created the green privacy fence that we wanted. They were supposed to be 6-10ft. Well mine over at least 15 foot tall and are so big around. They have grown over my fence into the driveway. I have them cut back every 2 years but they keep getting bigger and bigger. Healthy and beautiful. I just wish they were smaller.

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    Ordered 8. Shipped quick and

    Ordered 8. Shipped quick and carefully!! They look great. I’ll post a pic when they all in.

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    Charles C.
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent bushes

    Overall, fantastic. Very good quality and well cared for to the point of getting to us.

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    Linda R.
    Verified Buyer

    Nice little tree.

    It looks nice. Just planted it about a week ago.

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    Hugh B.
    Verified Buyer

    Nice trees

    I am very pleased with the trees and the condition of the trees when they arrived. They look very healthy. We are looking forward to the addition to our yard now and as they continue to grow.

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