Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 4 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe'
- Does Not Ship To:
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
Red-Tinted Thuja Foliage in a Compact Shrub
Why Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrubs?
Bred to grow in a neat, globe-shaped silhouette, the Fire Chief™ Thuja merges classic green foliage with bright gold spring color and dazzling fall hues. And unlike many other evergreen varieties, the Fire grows slowly, is less prone to splitting, and requires zero pruning to look clean and tidy.
Plus, you get all the benefits of evergreen growth in a small fit for limited space. It's still one of the finest evergreens for growth in southern heat and humidity and is a cold-hardy specimen that thrives in freezing areas down to -10 degrees.
One-of-a-kind color brightens the tidy Fire Chief™ in spring, while summertime brings a blazing orange shade that deepens to red in fall. Through it all, the rounded shrub remains compact and clean - no pruning and no fuss, especially since it resists sun and windburn.
Container-planted Fire Chief™ Thujas are ideal for framing entryways or providing sleek, modern privacy for city terraces. It can thrive almost anywhere and stand up to any tough conditions with ease, even in wet, soggy areas where many other varieties fail. It's hard to find beauty and brawn in one compact package, but the Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub ticks every box.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
It's highly sought-after, so the Fire Chief™ Thuja is hard to find at most chain nurseries, the Fire Chief™. But our experts have sourced this newly-developed shrub for you!
And we’ve planted, grown and shipped your Fire Chief™ with unmatched care. Now, it's ready to thrive in your homescape and burst with vibrant growth quickly and effortlessly.
When you order from Fast Growing Trees, not only do you get the rare Fire Chief™ delivered directly to your door...but you also get a well-developed shrub, planted and grown in nutrient-rich soil with its roots intact. Many other nurseries sell their Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub bare-root, if they even stock it at all. Bare-root plants are prone to failure in the first few seasons.
But your Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub arrives with healthy roots and better branching, so there's no guesswork or gambling your chances on bare-root.
Developed by plant experts and tailored to fit your home's needs, the Chief Thuja is perfect for upgrading any space. Don't wait - get your Fire Chief™ today!
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Planting & Care
1. Planting: Select 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 tree, backfill the soil, and tamp down. Finally, water the tree to settle the roots and mulch to conserve moisture.
2. Watering: Generally, natural rainfall should be enough to sustain your shrub. If you've planted your tree 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 shape in late spring.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) 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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
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 or 4. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|