Thuja occidentalis 'Fire Chief™'



Tips for Homeowners:

Trim out any damaged branches. Since they do not like extremely dry conditions, supplemental water may have to be provided.

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This slow-growing evergreen shrub is globe-shaped with golden spring foliage and red fall color and is a very durable plant for the landscape.

  • Slow-growing, rounded shape
  • Gold leaves tipped in red
  • Turns copper to brownish yellow in winter

Ideal for shrub or perennial borders and as a low hedge.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 5-8
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Arborvitae:

Arborvitae is a versatile group of plants with evergreen, glossy foliage that thrive in most soils as long as they are well-drained. There are various forms from tall and upright to low and mounded with sizes that fit just about any purpose in the landscape. In harsh winter winds the foliage may show signs of winter burn, and they are susceptible to damage from snow load.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Evergreen
  • Border or Bed
  • Specimen
  • Slow Growing
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Gold
  • Red
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Mounding

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water