Fire Chief Arborvitae

Southern Living Plants

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  • Zones 4 - 7
  • Height 3 - 5 Feet
  • Spread 3 - 4 Feet

The Fire Chief Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' , is a terrific evergreen shrub that stays a manageable size for any yard. Great for privacy hedges or year round color. The grow in a globe shape and does not require pruning to stay that shape.  The Fire Chief has bright golden spring foliage and terrific deep red color in the fall.  These shrubs are also great for mass planting for amazing color all year. These shrubs do best in full sun, but can also tolerate partial shade. 

Fire Chief Arborvitae Care

These shrubs are very low maintenance and do not require pruning.  The Fire Chief Arborvitae is a slow grower. It does need watered once a week for the first year or two, especially during the hot summer months. Once established, the plant will do fine during normal dry periods.  These arborvitae shrubs are both disease and deer resistant.

Fire Chief Arborvitae Spacing

If you plan to create a hedge with the Fire Chief, then plant these 4 feet apart from center.  Otherwise, you should plant these 6 feet apart from center, or 2 feet apart from the widest part of the plant.

Fire Chief Arborvitae Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Bright Golden to Orange/Red
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 2-4 Feet
Spread: 2-4 Feet
Habit: Rounded Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Interest Year-Round
Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' PP19009
Common Name: Fire Chief™ Arborvitae
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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Planter Warranty

All of our planters are commercial grade and come with a 10 year warranty against cracks and fades. Crescent Garden will replace any Crescent polyethylene rotational molded item if it cracks or fades due to defective workmanship and during the first 10 years from the date of purchase. Customer is responsible for all shipping and handling charges. Should any product fail to comply with this warranty within 10 years, Crescent shall upon written notification replace the defective planter then closest current model, FOB Crescent's closest distribution facility.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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3 Reviews - Fire Chief Arborvitae Show Reviews

  • 5
    great plant

    Posted by Betsy I. on Mar 23rd 2019

    this plant is so cool!

  • 5

    Posted by Grant G on Oct 10th 2018

    I bought 3 of these for my yard in St. Louis. I am very happy with my purchase, and these are definitely unique. Arrived in great condition, which was a relief because I was nervous about ordering plants online!

  • 5

    Posted by Crystal on Sep 13th 2017

    I wanted something different that my neighbors haven't seen before. I thought this plant was really cool and would stand out when people are driving by the house. I bought 4 of them and was really happy with my purchase.