TATER TOT®

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'SMNTOBAB'

PP30,761; CBRAF

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Dwarf Tater Tot arborvitae in a landscape
  • Dwarf conifer
  • Space saving
  • Evergreen
Description

Irresistible dwarf evergreen. Tater Tot® arborvitae is a delightful dwarf globe thuja, a bit taller than it is wide, with swirling fans of deep green foliage. A seedling of ‘Brandon,’ it is hardy and maintains good color all year round. It's also faster growing than ‘Danica’ or ‘Hetz Midget.’ Outstanding container presentation and huge appeal at retail. Formerly sold as Tiny Tot® thuja.

USDA Zone
3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1 - 2'
Width
1 - 2'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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; rock gardens; 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.