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Hardy Evergreen with Distinct Foliage

Fire Chief Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Fire Chief', is an evergreen plant that displays distinctive foliage coloration which is reddish at the tips when grown under full sun conditions.

When grown in shaded locations the foliage is more green in coloration. It has a rounded growth habit and good winter hardiness. It can mature to 3'-5' with an equal spread.

The Fire Chief Arborvitae is well suited for providing attractive and colorful ornamentation. It resists sun and winter burning.

Fire Chief Arborvitae provides food and shelter for wildlife. White-tailed deer, snowshoe hares, and porcupines heavily browse the foliage. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

Somewhat wide range of soil tolerance, but prefers moist, well-drained loams. Intolerant of dry conditions.

The Fire Chief Arborvitae is best in full sun, but generally appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climate.

* Red Tips on Evergreen Plant
* Full Sun to Light Shade
* Rounded Growth Form

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Plant Facts

Family Thuja occidentalis Fire Chief™ PP19009
Foliage Reddish green
Mature Height 3 to 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 to 4 feet
Soil Well drained
Zones 3-8
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Medium
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

Fire Chief Arborvitae.

Rating: 4.4/5 based on 3 review(s)
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Red foliage Review by Uncle Harold
I planted the Fire Chief to get an arborvitae that looks different than many of the other arborvitaes I see. I got my wish, the new red growth is an eye catcher.
Good Size For Hedge Review by HappySam
This tree is the perfect size for a hedge / privacy screen. Great color, too!
Avborvitae Review by DiBaby
I love it ! Just what I have been looking for, to adorn my yard.Also serve as a privicy screen & a dust chatcher

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