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    Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub for Sale

    Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub for Sale

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Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub

Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub Planting Mix

Helps your Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

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.



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Botanical Name:

Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget'

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The Thuja with Global Appeal

What makes the Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub a well-rounded evergreen? Well, for starters, it boasts a wonderful globe silhouette and convenient dwarf size you'll love. It's a hardy and adaptable shrub that's excellent for use in containers, rock gardens and flower beds.

Basically, the Hetz Midget Thuja takes evergreens to the next level. Unlike ordinary columnar or pyramidal evergreens, the Hetz's distinctive shape will singlehandedly transform the design of your garden or landscape. Not to mention its rich, green foliage that's thick and full but slow-growing to enable a variety of suitable planting options.

And since it's a hardy shrub, the Hetz stands up to frigid winter temperatures all while maintaining its trademark forest green color. All of this and more means big ideas for a small shrub. Especially because the Hetz's compact and rounded growth habit makes care simple and planting ideas plentiful. Because of its circular growth, planting it next to vertical shrubs, trees and plants offers a rare contrast in symmetry that will give your garden greater interest.

Compact enough for containers yet well-suited to the outdoors, the Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub is unlike any other. Get the ball rolling and order your Hetz Midget Thuja today!

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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
7 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
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1 Star
New bushes
I haven had the to long but so far they look like they are doing very well. The real test will be winter. If they come out of that, all will be good.
June 4, 2018
8 months ago
Looks great!
Can't wait for it to mature!
June 19, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Well named --
It arrived healthy but it is even smaller than I thought it would be.
June 9, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Slow growing
4 stars because I guess I didn't realize just how slow growing these plants are.
April 24, 2017
over 3 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
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years 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
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

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

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 Shrub 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 Shrub again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
They are a cool and soft little shrub to look at as well for simple handling. I just needed one more to balance my front border decorating.
David K on Dec 13, 2018
Salvador S on Apr 27, 2018
They are a cool and soft little shrub to look at as well for simple handling. I just needed one more to balance my front border decorating.
David K on Dec 13, 2018
Size & value
Patricia C on May 28, 2018
Salvador S on Apr 27, 2018
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
Size & value
Patricia C on May 28, 2018
I like the small round shape from front yard sidewalk landscaping
TINA E on May 21, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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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