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Tater Tot® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis

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  • Spring
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Mature Size
3' 4' 91cm 1.2m
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 3' - 4'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 91cm - 1.2m
  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    91cm - 1.2m
    91cm - 1.2m


    Irresistibly cute - and useful!

    Tater Tot® arborvitae is the perfect plant accessory for your landscape - its neat, rounded shape is ideal for sprucing up any space in your yard! It naturally grows as a tidy little globe of fragrant, fan-like evergreen foliage. It's quite tolerant of shade, too, so you can plant it just about anywhere and enjoy year-round beauty from this easy care native shrub. Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

    Top reasons to grow Tater Tot® arborvitae:

    - Naturally grows in an appealing globe shape.

    - A good choice even in shaded locations.

    - Very easy to grow and care for. 

    Winter Interest
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Lawn Substitute
    Mass Planting
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    With its neat, rounded habit and evergreen foliage, Tater Tot arborvitae can fill just about any landscape role. It's perfect for adding a touch of formality to landscapes that could benefit from a bit of structure.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Arborvitae likes well-drained but moist soil, and benefits from a 2-3" layer of mulch. It needs little to no pruning, but if you wish to prune, do so in spring, after the new growth has begun to flush out. Avoid cutting into any thick or old stems.

    Tater Tot® Thuja occidentalis 'SMNTOBAB' USPP 30,761, Can PBRAF
  • 6 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I just received 5 of these little plants, and I just love them. I can't wait for them to grow a little bit. They were well packaged, and the plants were in great shape. I would highly recommend them.

      Sherry Crippen
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I purchased 2 of the Tater Tot Arborvitae and 2 of the Anna's Magic Ball. First one of the plants started to turn brown very quickly and the company refunded my purchase price. Within weeks, the second plant turned brown. I purchase these plants because they were described as easy to grow and would be content in a number of temperatures and were good for containers. None of that turned out to be true for me and I am extremely disappointed that they didn't live up to their anticipated ease in growing. However, the Anna's Magic Ball plants are doing great.

      , Washington
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I bought just one of these cuties, planted it in a bed that gets mostly sun all day, but somewhat shaded from larger plantings. It is thriving. I will probably buy more of these little shrubs to intersperse with perennials.. I am very pleased with Tater Tot and recommend it.

      Susan Holter
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • We bought several plants to line the front of our house (we have a split level with a window at ground level - needed shorter plants that wouldn't block the light). Planted them last summer and they are doing great. Survived our cold winter and provided some evergreen interest. They get part sun and seem happy. Am looking forward to them growing more - hoping for them to reach 2'. Currently they are at 1'.

      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Jessica
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
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