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Fire Chief™ Arborvitae (Thuja)

(7 customer reviews)

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About Fire Chief™ Arborvitae (Thuja)

The phenomenal new Fire Chief Thuja from the Southern Living Plant Collection is the type of plant that leads people to ask “What is that plant?!” These exceptionally uniform shrubs make an almost perfect globe shape that requires no pruning. The Fire Chief’s eye-popping display of red-orange on the tips of its branches and lime-green on the inside appears almost other-worldly. As the wind shakes these shrubs, the orange tips appear to shimmer on top of the chartreuse green foliage underneath, creating an optical illusion type of effect. This Thuja is perfect for those looking for a year-round color interest, as its brilliantly golden spring foliage will transition to a deep scarlet red through fall and winter. Whether used as a border, accent, hedge, or mass planting in the landscape or container garden, the Fire Chief refuses to cease turning heads all year long.

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • apply a slow-release balanced fertilizer in early spring

Fire Chief Thuja Spacing Recommendations 

For a seamless planting, plant your Fire Chief Thuja 2.5-3 feet apart. Otherwise, space them 4+ feet apart for gaps between plants

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Common Name
Fire Chief™ Arborvitae (Thuja)
Scientific Name
Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' PP19009
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Average Size
2-4' H x 2-4' W
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7 reviews for Fire Chief™ Arborvitae (Thuja)

  1. Holly (verified owner)

    Plants arrived quickly, were healthy, and just as described!

  2. S. G. (verified owner)

    I ordered 2 plants and they came packed nicely. They were bigger than I thought so that was great. They look nice . I would order plants from this company again. Thanks

  3. John (verified owner)

    Plants were shipped out quickly, and came very healthy looking. No complaints with PBM, would definitely order from them again.

  4. Chris (verified owner)

    They jammed 6 plants in a box with little to no packaging and then refused a refund when the plants were broken and dirt emptied all out of the pots.

    • Team PBM

      Good afternoon. You were not denied a refund. Per our policy, as stated online, we require pictures be sent of any plants that customers wish to have assessed for possible replacement or refund. This request was not met on your end as of yet. - Christy

  5. Lana (verified owner)

    I purchased 4 of these and they were beautiful and healthy upon arrival. They’re doing great in their new home. I love the foliage amd would highly recommend this for a small evergreen with unique color.

  6. Patricia Burns (verified owner)

    Bought 2 Fire Chiefs to go in new bronze colored urns on front porch. Terrific gold, orangey-red foliage on new growth is outstanding, a real standout. Beautiful young plant, very healthy and well cared for by PBM. May order more.

  7. Connie Bassett

    Great plant! Love the color!

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