- USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
- Height 12 - 24 Inches
- Spread 12 - 24 Inches
- Partial Sun to Full Sun
The Tater Tot Arborvitae is a great addition to any garden. The small rounded shape is care free, and will fit into just about any space. This Proven Winners shrub can even tolerate shaded areas, which is uncommon for most arborvitae or evergreen shrubs in general. Plant these as an accessory next to other larger plants. Or consider using these in mass plantings for a formal landscape or as a garden border. Another option would be to plant these in garden planters, for year round interest.
The Tater Tot arborvitae is native to North America and can tolerate harsh winters. This is an evergreen shrub, so it keeps its beautiful green foliage and globe shape year round.
Thuja occidentalis 'SMNTOBAB' was formerly named “Tiny Tot Arborvitae”, and will be first available to the public in spring of 2019. So be sure to get your order in now, to ensure you reserve these space saving and care free plants before it sells out!
Tater Tot Arborvitae Care
These shrubs like moist soil that is well-drained. If the soil doesn’t drain fast enough, it could cause the shrub to get root rot. These bushes do best with a layer of mulch around the base to help retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme weather conditions.
Pruning Tater Tot Arborvitae is not necessary. This dwarf plant is very small and should never require pruning. If you must trim, do so during the spring as new growth emerges. Be sure not to cut any large branches though because it could be harmful to the health of the plant and ruin the well rounded shape of the plant.
Tater Tot Arborvitae Spacing
If you choose to plant these shrubs into an evergreen garden border or hedge, space these 12 inches apart, center on center. For garden planters, use a planter that is at least 12 inches wide. We recommend planting these at least 2 feet away from the house, so allow enough space to grow and to ensure enough moisture and sunlight will hit the plant and not be covered by the overhand of the roof.
Thuja occidentalis 'SMNTOBAB' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7|
|Flower Color(s): n/a|
|Bloom Period: n/a|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height: 1-2 Feet|
|Spread: 1-2 Feet|
|Spacing: 1-2 Feet|
|Blooms On: n/a|
|Shrub Type: Evergreen|
|Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis 'SMNTOBAB' USPPAF|
|Common Name: Tater Tot Arborvitae|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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.
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Time of Order:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
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.