Type of tree:
The Golden Globe Arborvitae falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
Broad, globe-shaped tree with short ascending branches to the ground which end in flat, spreading, horizontal sprays; usually one trunk, but multiple trunks may occur. Useful as a specimen or accent, good for hedges, commonly used as a foundation plant. Requires deep, well-drained soil; thrives in marshy loam; needs full sun; tolerant of pruning and limestone soils. Once established, will take considerable heat and drought.
Globe-shaped arborvitae for use as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant. Golden yellow foliage.
The name arborvitae, is a Latin form of the French, "l'arbre de vie," which means, "tree of life." Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who assigned the Latin name to this species, picked up on other traits. The genus name, Thuja, is from a Greek word for perfume. Squeezing the evergreen leaves releases an aroma that is nothing less than nature's perfume.
The native North American tree, America Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), was useful in early canoes and medicines and became the first North American tree to be introduced to Europe. The specific name, occidentalis, means "west," the direction from Sweden where this tree was discovered.
Distinct golden yellow foliage