- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Like the trees to which it is related, Rheingold Arborvitae is an evergreen conifer. But this dwarf shrub (Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold’) grows to only about 3 to 5 feet tall once mature. Its height, shape, and year-round color make it an ideal plant for creating low hedges or borders in the landscape; you can even shear the shrub to shape a hedge. Why have a fence when you can have a lush green (and copper!) natural hedge instead? Birds would agree that they prefer this arborvitae for its dense growth.
The unique size and conical growth of Rheingold Arborvitae also lend themselves to planting singly in a rock garden or a large container. Use one for year-round privacy or to hide an air conditioning unit, for example. The shrub is hardy in zones 4 through 8, so it can take pretty cold winter temperatures but survive in summer in hot zones. Easy to grow and displaying soft textured foliage that turns a yellow-orange color, this is a sun-loving garden star.
Rheingold Arborvitae Care
Plant your arborvitae in a spot with full sun or where it gets only partial shade (minimum of 4 to 6 hours of sun a day). It can grow in a range of soil types, with a pH range of 6 to 8, and that drains well. It will fare better with some protection from strong, prevailing winds.
Water the plant weekly, and even more often in its first growing season or in times of high heat or drought. Try not to let it dry out completely, but don’t let it sit in soggy soil. Fertilize the shrub in early spring to boost its seasonal growth, using a slow-release organic fertilizer. Prune arborvitae shrubs in fall or early winter, not in summer, and only if needed to remove damaged branches or shape a hedge or border.
Rheingold Arborvitae Spacing
Place Rheingold Arborvitae about 3 to 4 feet apart to give it room to grow slowly to its mature size. For hedges and borders, plant them closer to 3 feet apart.
Rheingold Arborvitae Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
|Habit: Dwarf, Mounded
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Rheingold Arborvitae
|Scientific Name: THUJA OCCIDENTALIS `RHEINGOLD`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.