golden globe arborvitae

13 Jan

arborvitae 004This is a great foundation shrub, particularly for low-maintenance gardens, for two reasons:

1.  It keeps its round shape with absolutely no pruning.

2.  It provides year-round color, from golden yellow in spring to bright green in summer and bronze/yellow in winter.

It likes warm, humid weather — perfect for this region — and prefers a full-sun location.  It will grow in part sun but can get a little thin if it doesn’t get enough light.  These started out as 1′ balls and, after about six years, are nearly 4′ around.  Ultimately, they will grow to 5′-6′, so be sure to leave enough room for plants to mature.   (Shown below is the same shrub in late summer.)

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