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Platycladus Orientalis 'Aurea Nana' (Thuja)



Platycladus Orientalis Aurea Nana (Thuja) is a dwarf evergreen conifer it slow growing and will produce a dense ovoid shaped tree with very dense upright sprays of golden green yellow foliage. It produces small grey cones and has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.


Key Features

Plant Type: Evergreen Conifer

Plant Height & Spread: 100cm x 100cm

Foliage Colour: Lime Green

Foliage Type: 

Seasons of Interest: All Seasons

Soil Condition: Well-drained, Neutral

Planting Position: Full Sun/Partial Shade


Plant Care & Advice

Conifers can be planted throughout the year, but it is best to plant them in the late autumn or winter, as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Most conifers are frost proof to an extent and hardy, so they will be able to establish well throughout cooler weather. They should be planted in full sun or partial shade, and are tolerant of most soil types, but will benefit from having compost or manure tilled into the soil prior to planting. Conifers also need decent draining, so do not plant them in very heavy clay soil or else you will risk drowning the plant. Removing weeds as soon as they appear is a good way of ensuring that valuable moisture is not lost. Mulching also reduces moisture loss from the top layers of soil. Newly planted conifers need very careful watering during the initial stages. They are drought proof once established and should not need too much watering, but they are very vulnerable to stress from drought if they are not watered thoroughly.


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