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Hetz Midget Thuja

Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget'

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Growing Zones: 2-7
(hardy down to -40℉)

Growing Zones 2-7
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

3-4 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2-3 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget'

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A Thuja with Global Appeal

Here's why :

  • Wonderful globe-shaped Evergreen
  • Convenient dwarf size
  • Hardy and adaptable shrub
  • Excellent for use in containers, rock gardens and general garden use

The Well Rounded Evergreen

The Hetz Midget Thuja takes evergreens to a whole new dimension. Unlike ordinary columnar or pyramidal evergreens, the Hetz's distinctive, ball shape will singlehandedly transform the design of your garden or landscape.

Its rich, green foliage is thick and full, but grows slowly to enable a variety of suitable planting options. A hardy shrub, Hetz Midget stands up to frigid winter temperatures all the while maintaining its trademark forest green color.

Big Ideas for a Small Shrub

The Hetz's compact and rounded growth habit makes care simple and planting ideas plentiful. Because of its circular shape, planting a Hetz next to vertical shrubs, trees and plants offers a rare contrast in symmetry that will give your garden greater interest.

A wonderful addition to your rock garden, yet compact enough to place in containers, the Hetz Midget Thuja will work in just about any planting design you can imagine.

Get the ball rolling and order your Hetz Midget Thuja today.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
6 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
I finally got to plant Saturday when the weather in Ohio warmed up they look beautiful I wish they were a little bigger but I noticed that the roots were healthy looking and it it was full. I really think these will be great no trimming slow growing and stay green all year
April 18, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Favorite landscape shrub
These stay small and neatly globular, always look tidy. They are very hardy, but do not like late afternoon summer sun. I had some planted on the west side of the house, but with a larger Viburnam bush shading them in the late afternoon and that worked. Planting on the east, south, or north works too.
March 25, 2016
Growing Zone:
Slow growing
4 stars because I guess I didn't realize just how slow growing these plants are.
April 24, 2017
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Midget Thuja
I was seeking a plant will that will survive the CO winters at about 12,000 ft. I talked with customer service when ordering and was assured it will take the heavy winter. It is cute and I hope it makes this first winter ,coming up in a few months.
Lawana Langston
June 15, 2016
Pitkin, CO
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Looks great!
Can't wait for it to mature!
June 19, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Well named --
It arrived healthy but it is even smaller than I thought it would be.
June 9, 2017
8 months ago
Growing Zone:

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Hetz Midget Thuja

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Hetz Midget Thuja .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Hetz Midget Thuja gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Hetz Midget Thuja again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like the small round shape from front yard sidewalk landscaping
TINA E on May 21, 2017
I just love that the bush is a midget.
Judith B on Oct 23, 2016
I like the small round shape from front yard sidewalk landscaping
TINA E on May 21, 2017
Hardy, Hopefully stays green all year.
Rick M on Apr 8, 2017
I just love that the bush is a midget.
Judith B on Oct 23, 2016
evergreen, keeps its shape, low to no maintenance.
Andrea N on Sep 9, 2015
Hardy, Hopefully stays green all year.
Rick M on Apr 8, 2017
evergreen, keeps its shape, low to no maintenance.
Andrea N on Sep 9, 2015
Do these really grow to 4-5 feet wide?
Todd B on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will eventually grow 4-5 feet wide. They are very slow growing, so it takes years to get there, and also you can prune them if this is a problem.
Is this plant deer resistant?
Diane C on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as far as I can tell. There are a lot of deer around my place and they feed on everything but they do not go near this plant. So yes, they seem to be deer resistant.
We live in Zone 6A, should I order Midget Thuja for planting now (late September) or wait until spring? Thank you!
Willow on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A good thing about evergreens is that they really do not care when you plant them. Planting in the fall the trees have really good time for their roots to get established so when spring comes the trees will be ready to pop right out.
Can this plant withstand snow sliding off a metal roof?
Diane C on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Because it has a weeping habit it easily shed snow loads, it can withstand very cold and winter winds.
does this bush grow in zone 8?
patti d on Jul 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does and my two are thriving.

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