Hot Head® Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'RutThu#1' PP #26,840

SKU
31216
This handsome dwarf conifer provides unparalleled texture within a small space. Vibrant evergreen foliage adds color to the garden throughout the seasons. With the added benefit of extreme heat and cold tolerance, it is an excellent choice for low-maintenance landscapes.
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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis small evergreen shrub is the perfect size to tuck into smaller spaces or plant in mass for more intrigue during winter months when gardens can be void of color. Combine with other sun loving shrubs such as Berry Dazzle® Dwarf Crape Myrtle or Baby Lace® Hydrangea for a lively, low maintenance landscape.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, loamy, well-drained soils; dislikes dry conditions. Mulch around root zone and shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9

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