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'.
Tater Tot® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis
- Part Sun to Sun
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).
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 InterestNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 24 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Lawn SubstituteUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses 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
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Jen, Minnesota, United States, 1 year ago
I bought five of these spring 2019. Only two are surving and oddly enough those two are getting the most shade. The others are drying out and dying. There is brown tips on the foliage of the other three. I will have to buy three more to replace the dead/ dying ones. I am not thrilled with the performance of these shrubs.Jessika, Utah, United States, 1 year ago
Jessica, Oregon, United States, 1 year ago