Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
PLATYCLADUS orientalis 'Semperaurea'
This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.
A small, conical tree known mostly by its dwarf gold- or blue-leaved forms, this evergreen conifer is native to China, Korea and Manchuria. Its upright branches and vertical sprays of foliage give it a formal air. The brown, fleshy cones with hook-like scales are larger and more conspicuous than those of other arborvitaes.
Oriental arborvitae likes sun or partial shade and moist, well-drained soil that's not alkaline. It is widely used in foundation plantings, hedges, screens, and formal gardens, including in warm temperate and subtropical areas where arborvitae in the genus Thuja fail.
11 - 6
6 - 10
H1, H2, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-50' / 0.9m - 15.2m
2'-25' / 0.6m - 7.6m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Blue Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green
Yellow, Blue Green, Yellow Green, Bronze
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
Preferred Commerce. All Rights Reserved.