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Berckman's Gold ArborvitaePlatycladus orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’

  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

    Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

    Berckman's Gold bright chartreuse color will contrast nicely against other evergreens as seen here.

  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

    Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

    Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae
  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae
  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae
  • Berckman's Gold Arborvitae

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Berckman's Gold ArborvitaePlatycladus orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’

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Evergreen Trees

A unique, compact evergreen with great heat tolerance

  • Manageable mature size, perfect for smaller landscapes and privacy hedges
  • Unique, golden-green color
  • Naturally neat, oval habit
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Berckman's Gold Arborvitae Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight The Berckman's Gold grows best in in full sun to partial shade. Plant in an area that receives around 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

plant watering

Watering Water your tree weekly for the first year, more frequently if there is a drought. Once established, your Berckman's Gold will thrive on regular rainfall alone.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Fertilizing is not really necessary for this low-maintenance plant, but you can apply a slow-release fertilizer each springtime if desired.

Golden-Green Landscape Perfection, with Great Heat Tolerance

Why Berckman's Gold Arborvitae?

Increasingly popular and rightfully so, Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae is everything you want in an evergreen - with some added flair. Its manageable size, paired with engaging color and texture, ad adds interest to any landscape. Woody gardeners and plant-lovers alike will want to clear a space for this Arborvitae.  

Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae is aptly named for its light green-yellow coloration, with tips fading into a gold sheen. When mature, the branches hold a medium to fine texture. The Berckman’s Gold features a neat, oval habit, which suits its profuse cone production. Cones begin in a blue-white color, and ripen to rich mahogany.

This Gold Arborvitae is classified as a semi-dwarf species, making it perfect for smaller landscapes. A hardy grower, your Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae won't be susceptible to browning in the winter. They make an excellent hedge, and as a border plant, they can be trimmed to form a striking, pleasant-looking barrier. It's well-suited for southern heat and humidity, with a moderate growth rate. 

Rich in color, cone production, and lush foliage, the Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae is an ideal accent to add to your landscape. It stands out from the more typical evergreen species as a showy border plant. 

 Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

You won't find this unique evergreen introduction at your local nursery or big-box retailer. It's perfect for Arborvitae lovers who need the benefits of a smaller, more compact tree - along with standout color.

And because we plant, grow and nurture our trees for months ahead of shipping, you get a better-developed tree, with an intact root system, delivered directly to your door.

If you're looking for a unique privacy hedge or specimen tree, the Berckman's Gold Arborvitae is the tree for you. Order yours today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your Berckman's Gold in well-draining soil and in a spot that receives full sun with a bit of shade (around 6 hours of direct sunlight daily). Place in a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. There's no need to amend the soil, but you can add a thick layer of mulch around the base of the tree for weed prevention.

If you plan to install Berckman’s Gold Arborvitae in rows or groups, plant each specimen at least 3 feet apart.

2. Watering: Make sure your Berckman's Gold Arborvitae receives water weekly while it is establishing. Rain is usually enough to keep it hydrated after that, but you'll need to water it if you experience a period of drought.

3. Pruning and Fertilizing: An incredibly low-maintenance tree, there is no pruning, fertilizing or disease management needed for the Berckman's Gold Arborvitae. You can prune as desired for creating a hedge, but it is not necessary. Similarly, fertilizer isn't required, but you can fertilize yearly in spring with a slow-release fertilizer if desired.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $49 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
Mature Width: 5-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Platycladus orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’
Does Not Ship To: AZ, OR
Grows Well In Zones: 5-9 outdoors
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5-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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