A pear-shaped conifer with a lovely golden yellow colour that sparkles all-year-round.
The leaves of the Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae are at their most bright and zesty during the spring and summertime. During the autumn and winter they bronze a little to have more of a golden cast, they also produce small green cones and have a pleasant “pineapple” aroma. Although narrow compared to other conifers we sell, it can still be used for hedging and privacy screens as it is very low-maintenance.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. Conifers get their name from the “cones” that they produce – which come in all shapes and sizes. Conifer leaves are evergreen and will either be needle-shaped or scale-like.
Latin Name: Thuja Occidentalis Yellow Ribbon
English Name: Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae, False Cedar
Genus: Thuja (part of the Cedrus/Cedar and Cupressaceae/Cypress families)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Green Cones.
Flowering Period: Summer.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight to Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedging. Borders. Large Pots. Modern and Courtyard styles.
Maintenance: No pruning required, except to remove dead or damaged wood. Can be trimmed in early-spring to encourage more new foliage to grow.
Growth Habit: Upright/Pyramid.
Growth Speed: Medium (20cm to 40cm per year)
Starting Height: 150cm to 250cm (4.9 ft to 8.2 ft)
Final Height: 350cm (11.5 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 50cm to 100cm (1.6 ft to 3.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 175cm (5.7 ft)
Pot Included: 30 Litre Plastic Pot (36cm) to 70 Litre Plastic Pot (46cm)
Height including Pot: 186cm to 296cm (6.1 ft to 9.7 ft)
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