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Thuya orientalis - 'Aurea Nana' (Dwarf Arbor-Vitae)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Thuya orientalis:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Thuya orientalis

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Thuya orientalis:

  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
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