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Fire Chief™ Thuja ShrubThuja occidentalis 'Congabe'

  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

    Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

    Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

    Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

    Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub
  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub
  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub
  • Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub

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Fire Chief™ Thuja ShrubThuja occidentalis 'Congabe'

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Fire Chief™ Thuja Shrub Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Your Fire Chief® Thuja Shrub needs lots of bright sunlight. Choose a spot in your yard that receives full sun during the day (6 to 8 hours of sunlight).

plant watering

Watering Water your Fire Chief® when the soil is dry about 2 inches down.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing No fertilizer is necessary for the Fire Chief® to thrive, but if you want to give it a boost you can use a general evergreen and shrub fertilizer in the Spring.

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. 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!

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 two 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: Upon first planted deeply water your nandina so that the rootball is fully saturated. Keep to a watering schedule the first couple of weeks watering around 3 times a week. Once established, 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. Provide additional water in times of dryness in the summer. 

3. Pruning: You won’t have to prune this shrub unless you'd like to shear it for shaping purposes. In that case, you can shape in late spring.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $49 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 4 ft.
Mature Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe'
Does Not Ship To: AZ, OR
Grows Well In Zones: 5-8 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
5-8 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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