Arborvitae - Tom Thumb / Size 1
Tom Thumb Arborvitae/Thuja

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Product Code: ARBTOM1

Thuja occidentalis 'Tom Thumb'

Overall Description

This arborvitae variety is semi dwarf, and globe shaped in habit. Foliage is very dense, and consists of nice green sprays which hold their color very well through the winter - minimal bronzing, if any, in cold weather. Holds a nice green color year round better than any other small sized globe Arborvitae we have ever grown. Makes a great little accent plant, or can even be used as a lower growing hedge when planted about 2 feet apart. Tom Thumb Arborvitae grows just slightly larger than Danica Globe or Hetzi Midget, but is smaller than Woodwardi Globe. Very hardy - excellent disease resistance and vigor for a semi dwarf variety. Probably our favorite among the dwarf / semi-dwarf Arborvitae varieties we grow. Just a good, all around variety.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 ft

--Mature Width: 3 - 3 1/2 ft

--Growth Rate:
Moderate ( 4" - 6" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:
5 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

--Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference:
Average to slightly sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended.

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - Good bright clear medium green color all year long. Little, if any, bronzing / discoloration observed here at our nursery year after year. Classic thuja type foliage is very dense, requires no pruning to maintain shape.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:

--Diseases / Insects:
Bagworms and spider mites would be the most common problems seen with this variety......but we have yet to have any such problems with this variety. Very hardy!!

--Recommended Spacing:
4 ft apart recommended planting of multiple specimens in a group setting

--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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