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    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

    Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon'

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    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon') at Hartman Companies

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon') at Hartman Companies

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon') at Hartman Companies

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae in fall

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae in fall

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  10 feet

    Spread:  5 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Eastern White Cedar

    Description:

    A compact, upright evergreen shrub featuring dense foliage emerging orange and turning green over the summer; ideal size for small-scale articulation and as a garden color accent, hardy and adaptable; best with some sun, protect from drying winds

    Ornamental Features

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae has attractive gold foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub 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 shrub. 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.

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Vertical Accent
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

    This shrub 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.

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