Meet the Breeder
Phytoecology Nursery, Ridgely, MD, USA
- Colorful foliage
- Versatile habit
Finally! A durable orange globe arborvitae! Fire Chief™ arborvitae is a sport of 'Rheingold' with much brighter spring foliage and a deeper red tinge to the new growth all season. It is also less prone to splitting. Use it to add bright, year-round color to landscapes.
USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure Full sun, Part sun
Height 4 - 4.5'
Width 4 - 4.5'
Finish Time 1.5 seasons
Foliage Color Yellow
Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"
Soil Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.
Pruning Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.
Uses Mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.
Growing Tips Tolerates heat and drought once established. Keep watered after pruning to minimize browning; this is also an effective strategy to minimize winter damage to foliage in cold areas.