Golden Globe Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)
The Golden Globe Arborvitae is a nice round globe shaped tree that can never get out of control. This is the best carefree choice for anyone who is looking for an accenting plant. When the Golden Globe Arborvitae is planted close together it makes for a nice medium sized border. This is a pretty tree that will definitely brighten up any landscape that it grows from.
The Golden Globe Arborvitae has a rounded shape with golden yellow foliage. The tree can grow to a height of 2’ – 3’ tall and spreads to about 2’ – 3’ feet at full maturity. It has short ascending branches, which ends with flat spreading horizontal sprays. It is quite common with one trunk, but multiple trunk may also occur.
The Golden Globe Arborvitae grows at quite a slow to medium rate. The rate of growth is influenced by the type of soil, the soil’s drainage, fertility, ad infinitum, exposure and light. When it is said to be slow it means the Golden Globe Arborvitae grows 12” or less in a year, and medium means that the tree grows 13” – 24” per year.
The tree specie does very well when in full sunlight also in partial shade. Golden Globe Arborvitae will thrive in acidic, loamy and well drained soils.
Typically, Golden Globe Arborvitae is very resistant to the common Thuja problems. But occasionally bagworm and spider mite infestation can be experienced.
For maximum healthy growth of the Golden Globe Arborvitae it is recommended that you supplement it with fertilizers at least once in three months for the early planting periods and you should avoid the standard fertilizer during the hot period.
The Golden Globe Arborvitae is quite tolerant of limestone soil and pruning. Once the tree has established or spread its roots well it can take considerable amount of heat even during the drought.