Thuja Orientalis Aurea Nana
Thujaorientalis has been recently reclassified as Platycladus orientalis or Oriental Arborvitae. ‘Aurea Nana’ is a slow growing conifer with a conical shape.
Its bright green foliage becomes an intense shade of vibrant yellow in the summer which turns to a bronze as the seasons progress.
Details Thuja orientalis Aurea Nana
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Hardiness: -35 Celsius
How to take care of Thuja Aurea Nana
In general : Thuja Aurea Nana 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.
Thuja Aurea Nana have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Thuja Aurea Nana well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Thuja Aurea Nana 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. Thuja Aurea Nana require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.