Genus Evergreen, monoecious shrubs to tall trees, native to North America, North East China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan from sea level to low montane areas in cool, moist climate zones. The trunk is single or multi-stemmed, often branching from the base, forming a conical or pyramid crown. The beaches are spreading or ascending, occasionally rooting and forming new trunks.
Details Propagated at Lime Cross Nursery. Thuja plicata 'Aurea' foliage is a bright golden colour, so it can be used to add a luminous backdrop to larger borders. An invaluable plant for the winter garden, it adds a touch of warmth when the foliage takes on a richer orange hue as the temperatures drop.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green/Orange, leaf/needles. Pot Size: 3/10 litre Ultimate Height: 6m. Ultimate Spread: 1m. Growth Rate: 20 years. Special Attributes: It has a very pleasant fragrance, reminiscent of citrus.