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Fluffy Arborvitae

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8
  • Height 5 - 10 Feet
  • Spread 5 - 10 Feet

The Fluffy Arborvitae, Thuja plicata 'SMNTPGF', has bright bold foliage that emerges yellow and give the plant a halo-like effect, even in the winter. These shrubs are sure to stand out in any garden. We especially like planting one bush in 2 garden planters at the entryway or driveway for year round interest with minimal care requirements.

These medium sized shrubs grow into a pyramidal shape with no pruning necessary. The Fluffy arborvitae is native to North America and is drought tolerant, disease resistant, and deer & pest resistant. Once established, these shrubs require minimal effort and care.

These Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs will first be available in the spring of 2019. So order today to ensure you reserve what you want before we run out!

Fluffy Arborvitae Care

Plant these bushes in well drained soil for best performance. We recommend applying a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and help protect the roots in harsh climates. Apply fertilizer in early spring designed for evergreens. You can purchase the fertilizer at most local home improvement stores. Apply according to the directions.

Pruning Fluffy Arborvitae is not necessary. But if you would like to trim, do so in spring after the new growth has started to flush out. Do not cut large branches, or you could leave an unsightly hole in the shrub, which could take a long time to recover from. In general, we do not recommend pruning, and only trimming dead branches.

Fluffy Arborvitae Spacing

Plant these shrubs 5 feet apart, center on center for a unique yellow foliage privacy hedge. If you do no wish to grow into a hedge, space these at least 10 feet apart, center on center.

If you plant in a garden planter, choose one that is at least 6 feet wide to ensure there is enough room for the roots. Also, you can consider allowing the roots to grow through the base of the planter and into the ground. This is recommended for harsh winter climates especially.

Landscaping Tip: Conical evergreens like Fluffy and Filip's Magic Moment arborvitae are often planted on either side of a front door to provide a hint of formality to a home's entrance. In this case, the plants function more or less as mirror-image specimens of one another.

Thuja plicata 'SMNTPGF' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: n/a
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 5-10 Feet
Spread: 5-10 Feet
Spacing: 5-10 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: n/a
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Scientific Name: Thuja plicata 'SMNTPGF' USPPAF
Common Name: Fluffy Arborvitae
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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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    Posted by Nancy Chee on Jan 26th 2020

    I'm happy with my plant