Thuja Occidentalis Yellow Ribbon
Thuja arborvitae Yellow Ribbon is a lovely golden conifer with a unique pear shape. It’s a great tree for standing alone or to be planted as a golden, evergreen hedge. The golden-yellow colour will enhance your garden during winter too!
Details Thuja occidentalis Yellow Ribbon
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 300 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 200 cm
- Hardiness: -20 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Yellow Ribbon
In general : Yellow Ribbon dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Yellow Ribbon have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Yellow Ribbon well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Yellow Ribbon are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Yellow Ribbon require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.