Thuja occidentalis 'Europe Gold'

Europe Gold Cedar

Thuja occidentalis 'Europe Gold'

Also called Europe Gold Arborvitae

  • Upright conical habit similar to a black cedar
  • Golden-green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • Foliage turns orange-yellow in the winter
  • An excellent plant for screening in a protected area
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
  • Low tolerance for salt spray


250-300 cm

125-150 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Typically used as a specimen, this cedar also can be used in groupings for privacy screens. This cultivar is a good solution for landscapes where space is an issue, as it stays very narrow and compact. Europe Gold is also valued for its winter interest. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.

Additional Notes about Europe Gold Cedar:

Deer find the soft evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.


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