Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' FIRE CHIEF™

Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe'
Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' FIRE CHIEF™
dwarf white cedar, arborvitae
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
 medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:green a golden
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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When around 1900 an arborvitae variety Rheingold with its fiery orange autumn and winter colour was discovered, it became a sensation which everyone wanted. Almost exactly one hundred years later one of those plants produced a mutation with distinctly different coloration. This happened in Denton, Md, USA, and its discoverer Gabriel Cesarini removed and propagated the branch to see what happens. It turned out a beautiful shrub with improved habit and superior color, and was patented as PP19009 as ‘Congabe’. Now all thuja lovers want this one.

FIRE CHIEF™ is a trade name for this compact, little arborvitae. In spring its fine foliage and new branches emerge bright chartreuse and mature to sage green with coppery red tips. In autumn and winter they turn bright golden yellow and amber orange. Plants grow rather slowly into rounded, dense shrubs which can be trimmed or shaped in any way from spring till midsummer. This variety is less prone to splitting under heavy snow.

Arborvitae is soil tolerant but dislikes boggy locations and long-standing water, as well as long-lasting drought. Just keep the soil moist after planting by mulching, and you will get a fantastic plant. Hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 3) and suitable for outdoor pots, too.

Last update 11-11-2020
SIZES and PRICES
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Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' height 10-15 cm, width 20-30 cm
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Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' height 10-15 cm, width 20-30 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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