Thuja occidentalis Jantar
Thuja occidentalis 'Jantar' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Western Cedar 'Jantar'

Jantar' is new brilliant yellow cedar from Poland. The intense yellow on this version of Emerald Cedar becomes a warmer amber tone during the winter, hence the name 'Jantar', Polish for amber. With the same narrow upright habit as its popular green parent this selection will add dramatic colour to the landscape as a focal plant or privacy screen or used as a colour contrast against green or blue conifers.

  • Height: 1.8 - 2.7 m (6-9 ft)
  • Spread: 61 - 91 cm (2-3 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Foliage Colour: yellow
  • Shape: upright

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thuja 'Jantar' is easy to grow and adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Amend the soil by adding compost and ensure that it receives regular watering because cedar need an evenly moist soil. It will tolerate partial sun but too much shade will make it lanky and open.