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Platycladus (Thuja) orientalis 'Aurea Nana' (2-3 litre pot, 25-30cm high)

Oriental Thuja


This is a fantastically coloured, slow growing evergreen conifer with a dense, conical to columnar growth habit. Dense sprays of yellow-green foliage become an intense shade of vibrant yellow in the summer, before taking on a bronze tinge in the winter.

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  • Eventual Height 50cm to 1m
  • Eventual Spread 50cm to 1m
  • Position Full sun
  • Growth Slow
  • Soil Type Any moist, well drained soil
  • Hardiness Fully hardy

Did You Know?

We grow and keep the majority of our plants outside on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands, over 650 feet above sea level ensuring a hardy plant that starts off well when planted in your garden.

Some leaves on evergreen plants can be damaged in winter but in spring, new leaves will readily replace those damaged. This is quite normal on many evergreen varieties and is preferable to plants grown with excessive protection that show cold shock once planted out and establish less satisfactorily initially.

Many perennials go ‘dormant’ which, in some cases, means that there is little or no top growth apparent between November and March. If you order perennials whilst they are dormant, they may not be visible above the soil level when purchased but will burst into life in spring.

Platycladus (Thuja) orientalis 'Aurea Nana' (2-3 litre pot, 25-30cm high)

This is a fantastically coloured, slow growing evergreen conifer with a dense, conical to columnar growth habit. Dense sprays of yellow-green foliage become an intense shade of vibrant yellow in the summer, before taking on a bronze tinge in the winter.

Its extremely slow growth rate of between 3 and 5cm of new growth per year makes it ideal for incorporating into the rockery or heather garden. It can also be grown as a slow-growing, ornamental evergreen hedge but must be sited in locations sheltered from strong winds. Platycladus comes from Greek words meaning broad (platys) and branch (klados) in reference to its vertical plane branching configuration.



Oriental Thuja
50cm to 1m
50cm to 1m
Fully hardy
Platycladus (Thuja) orientalis Aurea Nana
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Any moist, well drained soil

Its slow growth rate means no routine pruning is required. Any brown foliage should be cut out in spring. It must be kept well-watered in periods of hot, dry weather and should be protected from strong winds

Pot Size

Usually supplied in a 2-3 litre pot. If this changes we will inform you before we deliver the plants to you.

Plant Heights

Supplied plant heights vary depending on the season, the batch they are picked from and the type of plant. For eventual height, please see plant description.



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Delivery Cost
Internet plant orders
Our flat rate charge for mainland UK plant orders is £7.99. Please see details below of areas which may incur a surcharge.
Please note, our larger specimen conifers and bamboos will require a pallet delivery, priced at £30.
Pallet orders will need to be signed for and the access must be suitable for a large vehicle.
Rowlinson products
All of our Rowlinson items come direct from the manufacturer and are free delivery. We do not keep any Rowlinson items in stock. Please note that any other items on the order will incur the £7.99 delivery charge.
Delivery Area
At the moment we can deliver to most of mainland UK no matter how large or small your order is. We hope to soon be able to delivery to other areas of the UK for the same flat rate, however the following postcodes will incur a surcharge, please contact us on 01782 502741 for a quote based on your order and postcode.
Unfortunately we cannot deliver to the Republic of Ireland
Click and Collect 
We're pleased to announce that we are able to offer our Click and Collect service. At the checkout, simply select 'Click and Collect' and your plants will be available for you to collect from our Garden Centre. You will receive an automated email from us to confirm your order is being processed and will be ready to collect after 48 hours. We will hold your plants for 7 working days from the date your collection is ready, after which the plants will be placed back on our nursery and your order will be refunded back to you. If any of your order is not in stock, we will notify you by telephone or email within 48 hours of the order being processed by us. Please see our Click and Collect page for full details
Please note our websales offices are closed over the weekends, 'Click and Collect' orders will not be processed until Monday, therefore they will not be ready for collection until Wednesday. If you would like to collect sooner, please call our Garden Centre on 01782 502741 and we will be happy to reserve any plants for you. Please see our Contact Us page for full details of our opening hours and telephone numbers. Our Garden Centre is open 7 days a week for collections.
What about Overseas?
Unfortunately, we’re unable to make deliveries outside of the UK at the present time.
Delivery Timeframe
We aim to deliver all orders within 7-10 days if the plants you order are already in stock. If plants are out of stock when the order is placed (which is quite rare) the delivery time is around 21 days, but we will contact you to let you know. 
Need your order in a hurry? Call our websales team on 01782 502741 to arrange a next day delivery. Orders must be taken before 10am, excludes weekends, stock is subject to availability.

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