Sunkist Cedar

Thuja occidentalis 'Sunkist'

Also called Sunkist Arborvitae

  • Upright, dense, pyramidal habit
  • Golden-green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • Foliage turns orange-yellow in the winter
  • An excellent plant for winter interest in a protected area
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
  • Low tolerance for salt spray

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
150-250 cm

SPREAD:
100-150 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Typically used as a specimen, this cedar can also be used in groupings and is a good choice for landscapes where space is an issue as it stays very narrow and compact. The striking yellow-gold colour is 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 Sunkist Cedar:


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

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Yellow
Golden
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Foundation planting