Growing Zones: 2-7 outdoors(hardy down to -40℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 3-4 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-5 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget'
- Does Not Ship To:
The Thuja with Global Appeal
Why Hetz Midget Thuja Shrubs?
The Hetz Midget Thuja Shrub is a well-rounded evergreen, particularly for its wonderful globe silhouette and convenient dwarf size. Plus, it's a hardy and adaptable shrub that's excellent for everything from containers to rock gardens and plant beds.
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. Plus, because it's slow-growing, that means frequent pruning is a thing of the past - you get a neat, tidy shape without much work.
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 looks for a small shrub. Especially because the Hetz's compact and rounded growth habit makes care simple.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
The Hetz Midget Thuja is highly sought-after, making it difficult to find at your local garden center. But when you order your Hetz from Fast Growing Trees, you not only get its incomparable growth...but you also get a healthy head start.
We’ve planted, grown and shipped your Hetz with meticulous care, so you get a hassle-free shrub that’s ready to thrive in your landscape.
And unlike other retailers, we never ship bare-root. Your Hetz arrives at your door in nutrient-rich soil, ready to thrive as soon as it's planted.
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- pedestal pots
These are wonderful bushes with a round shape! Love them!
This was shipped quickly and well packaged, arriving in perfect condition. I planted both of these in large pedestal pots with flowers, pansies around the outside to grow over. This really looks beautiful. We left for a vacation right after I planted them, and fortunately, it has rained which is exactly what we had hoped for, so I'm confident that they are still beautiful, and settled in growing nicely in their new environment. I'll take a photo when we get back and post it.
Midget this shrub
So far all 11 of them are doing fine
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.
Can't wait for it to mature!
Well named --
It arrived healthy but it is even smaller than I thought it would be.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: These shrubs are full to partial sun lovers that require around 3 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. They also prefer moist soil, though they can tolerate dry conditions and different soil types.
When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that is twice as big around as your shipped container and just as deep. Remove your shrub from the container and gently comb the roots to loosen the roots. Place the shrub in the hole, ensuring that the root ball is level. Backfill the hole and cover the area with mulch to help protect the roots.
2. Watering: Water when the soil is dry about 2 inches down - the timing will vary depending on climate and conditions.
3. Fertilizing: Hetz Midget Thujas do not need regular fertilization. You can fertilize the first spring to give them a boost - an evergreen-specific fertilizer is ideal.
4. Pruning: You can prune to maintain size and shape, but regular pruning is not required.
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 - 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|