General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Needled
Other: juvenile foliage of bright gold
Suitable Locations: Topiary
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Pollinators: Wind
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Sport of: Ellwangeriana Aurea

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Common names
  • American Arborvitae
  • Eastern White Cedar
  • White Cedar
  • Eastern Arborvitae
  • Northern White Cedar
  • Arborvitae

Photo Gallery
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-10-03
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2019-01-13
Thuja 'Rheingold'- 20+ year old plant with winter bronzing
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-03-14
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2009-11-22

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-08-24
Summer foliage.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-08-27
Location: Photo taken in my garden in early spring with foliage color changing back to green.
Date: 2013-04-11
Location: Photo taken in my garden after a snow fall.  Here is the winter foliage color.
Date: 2013-01-17
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