Polar Gold arborvitae in a landscape surrounded by spring flowering shrubs in orange and white.
A closeup look at the appealing fan-like evergreen foliage of Polar Gold arborvitae.
Two Polar Gold arborvitae in autumn against a backdrop of trees and shrubs.
Three specimens of Polar Gold arborvitae on a berm planting.
Polar Gold arborvitae has lush golden foliage and an appealing pyramidal habit.
Polar Gold arborvitae naturally grows as a dense pyramid of golden foliage.
Polar Gold arborvitae keeps its cheerful golden color even in winter.
Two Polar Gold arborvitae in a garden in early spring.

Polar Gold® Arborvitae

Hard working and colorful, Polar Gold arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) is the ideal evergreen for all sorts of landscape and garden applications, from a hedge, to screening off an unsightly view, to creating an anchoring, eye-catching specimen. This hardy native arborvitae naturally grows as a tall, dense pyramid of golden foliage yet is durable, adaptable, and easy to grow.

Top reasons to grow Polar Gold arborvitae:

  • Nice golden foliage all year-round
  • Naturally grows as a tall, dense pyramid
  • Durable and hardy native evergreen

Additional information

Dimensions4 × 12 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Thuja occidentalis</i> 'SMTOYB' PP#25,388, CBR#6177


3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun


Average, Moist, Well-drained


Borders, Cutting Gardens, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Evergreen, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest


Tim Wood, Grand Haven, Michigan

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Plant Care

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Not required; Polar Gold arborvitae naturally grows as a tidy pyramid of golden foliage. If you do wish to trim, that may be done in late spring