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Fire Chief Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' PP19009
    12 reviews
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
Fire Chief Arborvitae
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Fire Chief Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' PP19009
    12 reviews

The Colorful Evergreen Shrub you have been Waiting for!

  • Fiery Color on Soft Foliage
  • Disease and Pest Resistant
  • Very Cold Hardy!
  • Enjoy Exciting Year-Round Beauty!
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Fire Chief Arborvitae FAQ

What Are Good Companion Plants For This Shrub?

Sedge, junipers, and boxwoods blend well with this arborvitae shrub in mixed beds, borders and for mass plantings.

Where Should I Plant This Arborvitae?

This shrub is adaptable to a variety of soils and loves a well drained enviroment with full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-8.

How Should I Prune A Fire Chief Arborvitae?

Prune new growth to maintain shape on this slow growing shrub.

Caring for Fire Chief Arborvitae

The Fire Chief Arborvitae is an easy plant to grow. They are for the most part maintenance free...yes maintenance free so you can spend your time enjoying your shrubs rather than fussing over them. Look forward to disease and pest resistance in this hardy evergreen. Once established these evergreens are even drought tolerant!


Plant your arborvitae in full sun. This evergreen is adaptable to various soil types and environmental conditions.  


Fire Chief Thuja do need to be watered heavily at time of planting. Be sure not to let your new trees dry out within the first few months before they are established. Water deeply about 2 times per week rather than smaller amounts several times per week. This ensures that the roots grow properly. We recommend watering your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting. Adding 2-3 inches of mulch is a great choice for newly planted Arborvitaes. This will help keep the soil moist during the crucial early period when the roots are acclimating to their new home.


Fertilize when planting and once yearly in spring with our balanced, slow-release fertilizer.


There is no need to prune your arborvitae.

Landscape ideas

The compact, vibrant Fire Chief Arborvitae adds loads of color and takes up minimal space.  This fiery evergreen is excellent for mixed beds, borders, and mass plantings.  The Fire Chief adds an exciting and unique look to rock gardens.  Try in a container to add a brilliant pop of color with a touch of class to your entryway, porch, patio, or deck.  For borders, plant about 2 feet apart.  Otherwise, plant about 4 feet apart.

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Growing Zones 5-8
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Soil Type Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Fall Color Green
Brand Southern Living®

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