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Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe'

  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub
  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

This plant may not thrive in your area

      5-8 outdoors
   Map 5-8 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 4 ft.
  • Mature Width: 4 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe'
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

Product Description

Red-Green Foliage in a Compact Package

Growing naturally in a neat, globe-shaped silhouette, the Fire Chief™ Thuja brings together the classic green foliage you love with the twist of dazzling color in the spring and fall. Plus, the Fire grows slowly, so it requires zero pruning to look clean and tidy and is less prone to splitting.

The Fire delivers the benefits of evergreen growth in a small fit for limited space. Perfect for southern heat and humidity and colder northern areas, Fire sets your landscape alight, even in freezing temperatures down to -10 degrees.

Golden color brightens the Fire Chief™ in spring, while summertime brings a blazing orange shade that transitions to red in fall. Through it all, the rounded shrub remains compact and clean without the need for pruning or fuss, especially since it resists sun and windburn with ease.

It can even be planted in a container, where it's perfect for framing entryways or providing sleek, modern privacy for city terraces. Standing up to almost any tough landscape conditions, including wet, soggy garden spots where many other varieties fail, the Fire grows strong year after year with virtually no care on your part.

Our experts have sourced this newly-developed shrub for you. The Fire Chief™ Thuja is sought-after and hard to find at most chain nurseries...but when you order from our nursery, you get the beauty of the Fire Chief™ with the perk of unmatched care.

Now, this well-developed shrub is ready to thrive in your homescape and burst with vibrant growth quickly. It's planted and grown in nutrient-rich soil with its roots intact...and unlike other nurseries, we never ship bare-root.

Developed and tailored to fit your home's needs, the Chief Thuja is perfect for upgrading any landscape space and elevating your home's value effortlessly. The only catch is that they sell out fast! So, don't wait - order your Fire Chief™ today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily).

Dig a hole that's three times as wide as the root ball but just as deep. Place the shrub, backfill the soil, and tamp down. Finally, water the shrub to settle the roots and mulch to conserve moisture.

If you're container-planting, select a pot that's about twice the size of your shrub's shipped container. Make sure your pot has drainage holes.

Plant with organic soil and place your shrub in its pot. After planting, place the pot in a sunny area on your porch or in front of a sunny window.

2. Watering: Natural rainfall should be enough to sustain your shrub. If you've planted your shrub in a pot, check the soil about 2 inches down for dryness and water when this area is dry.

3. Pruning: You won’t have to prune this shrub unless you'd like to shear for shaping purposes. In that case, you can prune your shrub yearly in late spring.

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Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zone 6 Week of March 29th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $15 $11.99
$15.00-$23.99 $13.99
$24.00-$39.99 $16.99
$40.00-$79.99 $19.99
$80.00-$98.99 $24.99
$99.00-$128.99 $29.99
$129.00-$148.99 $39.99

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