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Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea Nana' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conifer or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Foliage

Green and Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

dwarf golden oriental thuja

Family

Cupressaceae


Platycladus is an evergreen tree, conical when young, later becoming irregular in outline, with small scale-like leaves in flat vertical sprays, and small greyish cones with hooked scales

'Aurea Nana' is an evergreen dwarf conifer growing slowly to make a small ovoid shrub with dense, erect sprays of yellow-green foliage, brightest at the tips

Synonym(s)

  • Thuja orientalis 'Aurea Nana'
  • Thuja orientalis 'Miller's Gold'
  • Thuja orientalis 'Nana Aurea'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil. Protect from drying winds especially when young

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Gravel Garden, Low Maintenance or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to a canker