Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe' / Golden Globe arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe' is a slow-growing, globose selection of Arborvitae with loose, upright branching holding sprays of soft, golden-yellow foliage that holds year-long. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rateo of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This foliage on 'Golden Globe' is similar to that of Thuja occidentalis 'Woodwardii,' from which it is thought to have originated as a golden branch sport. It is said to have been sent unnamed to Europe in the early 1960s where F.J. Grootendorst Nursery of Boskoop, The Netherlands named it and introduced it to the nursery trade.

Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'
Photo by Don Levesque