Forever Goldy® Arborvitae

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Glistening Gold Forever Goldy® Arborvitae

  • Gorgeous Yellow-Green Needles
  • Narrow Pyramidal Shape
  • Perfect for Year-Round Interest
  • Heat, Cold and Drought Tolerant

Look out, because evergreen just got a makeover! Yes, the classic dark forest green of pine trees is lovely but if you're looking for a bright pop of color that lasts all year long, then Forever Goldy® Arborvitae (Thuja plicata '4EVER' PP #19267) is exactly what you need! Not convinced? Well, do we have a list of attributes for you!

Imagine this, a landscape blanketed with beautiful white snow, speckled with dark green pines and spruce. A beautiful sight for sure but what if there were splashes of gold among them, in the middle of winter! That's exactly what Forever Goldy® Arborvitae offers with its mesmerizing golden-green needles. Never again will you have a strictly two-toned garden during the colder months.

Forever Goldy® Arborvitae has a pleasing pyramidal shape that looks quite a bit like a Christmas tree draped in gold.

This specimen is hardy up to -20° Fahrenheit so there is little it cannot handle each winter. As if that wasn't enough, it has a fantastic drought tolerance and does just as well in the heat! Forever Goldy® Arborvitae is one of the best "plant it and forget about it" trees out there!

The bright yellow-green foliage creates a stunning accent to the various other bright flower colors in your garden during the spring and summer months as well as the other various greens of cold-loving evergreens in the winter.

As a slower-growing narrow tree, Forever Goldy® Arborvitae makes a handsome hedge for the edge of your yards or as a beautiful backdrop to your perennial gardens. Plus, since it's a smaller tree, it'll work perfectly in small gardens and landscapes!

The best place to plant a Forever Goldy® Arborvitae is somewhere it can have lots of sun with some afternoon shade. As far as soil goes, this golden delight isn't picky at all, simply make sure it is well-drained and you won't have to worry one bit!

Gold is the new green as far as gardens go! No more must we stick to the same old evergreen colors if we want winter interest. Forever Goldy® Arborvitae is here to accent the dark green with golden yellow-green to create a breathtaking landscape no matter the season. Order one, or a few, for your yard today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Forever Goldy® Arborvitae Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Thuja plicata '4EVER'
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Yellow, Green
Pollinator Friendly No