Golden Totara. N.Z. native. Same as the species in the wild but foliage a pale green in spring gradually hardening off to yellow then a brilliant deep gold in winter. The golden form is a male plant. Because this plant is slower growing than the species it can be grown in the smallest of gardens and trimmed to any shape. It is becoming more and more popular each year especially for farm shelter. Stock have no desire to eat the prickly foliage unless really forced to and with trimming it stays clothed right to the ground. Responds extra well to heavy trimming therefore totara ‘Aureus’ can be kept to almost any size or shape required. Eventually developes into a particularly spectacular shelter tree. Arguably N.Z’s most under-rated tree. Dislikes wet sites. Where there are animals, double fencing is still essential. 3.5 metres high x 3.5 metres wide in 10 years in our Nursery/Garden.
Plant size: 1 metre
Pot size: PB 6.5