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Thuja Golden Smaragd
Thuja Golden Smaragd
Thuja Golden Smaragd

Thuja 'Golden Smaragd'

An incredibly handsome conifer
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • A stunning, bright yellow-green conifer with a naturally narrow, conical habit.
  • Handsome as a specimen plant in pots, beds and borders and excellent planted as a hedge.
  • Incredibly hardy, right down to -45°C and able to withstand even to most severe British Winter.
  • Slow growing and almost maintenance free, taking 20 years to reach its full height if 5m (16½ft).
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm post, ready to plant.
9cm Pot - Item: 500227
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Product Description

‘Golden Smaragd’ is a wonderful variety of Thuja, evergreen conifers that grow with a naturally narrow, conical habit.

Slow-growing, with sprays of bright yellow-green aromatic foliage, ‘Golden Smaragd’ is a handsome and colourful decorative tree, ideal as a specimen and perfect for bringing year-round height and structure to your beds and borders, and well suited to container growing too.

Thuja and incredibly easy to grow, needs hardy any maintenance and its naturally slow growth means that it doesn’t need regular trimming to keep it in shape, particularly useful if you’re growing it as a hedge where it’ll provide excellent screening but with little effort. It’s also amazingly hardy, right down to -45°C, so there is no chance that it’ll be damaged in even the harshest British winter, although protection from cold, drying winter winds when young will help it to establish.

A versatile tree for any part of the garden, Thuja isn’t fussy about soil and will thrive whether it’s acid, alkaline or neutral, as long as it’s well drained.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting, growing up to 5m (16½ft) tall and 1.7m (5½ft) wide after 20 years.

What Is Supplied

Item 500227 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • If planting as a hedge, space plants 60- 75cm apart.

Care Guide

Aftercare Advice

  • Newly planted conifers need regular watering to prevent browning - once established they are drought proof.
  • Remove weeds as soon as they appear and mulch well to reduce water loss.

Planting advice for your Thuja

  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Sprinkle on some Root grow to help establish a sound root system.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Pruning advice for your Thuja

  • No pruning is required although you can clip to retain its height from spring to late summer, just avoid cutting into old wood.
  • If your plant gets too tall for where you have planted it, clip the top to keep it at the required height.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
500cm
170cm
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Thuja 'Golden Smaragd'
Thuja 'Golden Smaragd'
9cm Pot
Item: 500227
Only £9.99