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George Peabody Arborvitae*

Thuja occidentalis 'Lutea'

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George Peabody Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Lutea') at Alsip Home and Nursery

George Peabody Arborvitae

George Peabody Arborvitae

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Eastern White Cedar

Description:

An upright, columnar evergreen, with dense golden-tinged foliage year round; a great size for garden detail use, makes a neat vertical accent, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well; best with some sun, protect from drying winds

Ornamental Features

George Peabody Arborvitae has attractive gold foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

George Peabody Arborvitae is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

George Peabody Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

George Peabody Arborvitae will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features