Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe is a striking dwarf conifer variety that belongs to the Northern White Cedar family. This evergreen conifer was first discovered as a sport in North East America from where it originates and imported by a Dutch nursery that named it in 1964. Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe is synonymous with Thuja Occidentalis Globosa Aurea.
It is easy to see how the slow growing and compact Thuja Golden Globe got its name. The soft, golden yellow foliage retains its vivid colour throughout the year, and the naturally achieved spherical form makes this evergreen shrub look like a globe - without any help from a pair of shears. The flat sprays of foliage are held on upright branches and have a feathery appearance.
Height and Spread of Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe Unlike most members of the Northern White Cedar family, Thuja Golden Globe is compact. Even in a period of 10 years, when it is fully grown, this attractive dwarf conifer will not grow over 1 metres in height and spread.
How Hardy is Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe Northern White Cedar are native to North East America occurring from sea-level to about 600M often growing in cold swampy soils but equally at home on dry ground over limestone. Keeping this in mind, it is not a surprise that Thuja Golden Globe is an exceptionally tough shrub. This evergreen beauty is fully hardy in the United Kingdom - in fact, it can survive even the severest European climates with ease.
How To Use Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe Due to its highly attractive appearance and compact size, Thuja Golden Globe has many uses in the landscape. Planted en masse, this globose shrub can be used as an edging plant- it looks particularly striking in rows. Its structural value lends itself well to formal garden design, and Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe can be a great contrast to clipped hedge.
In a mixed shrub border, Thuja Golden Globe offers texture, colour, and shape, and it will pair beautifully with evergreen shrubs with an informal habit.
Plant this golden-leaved conifer in a large container to add year-round texture and colour to a rooftop garden, balcony, or patio. You can also use a pair of potted Thuja Golden Globes as showy front door plants.
How To Care for Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe A tough, adaptable cultivar, Thuja Occidentalis Golden Globe is easy to grow and to care for. It will thrive in full sun to partial shade, and in any moist but well-drained soil.