Thuja occidentalis “Tiny Tim”
Plant Abstract

Known as- American arborvitae
Grow Zone - 2 to 7
Type- Needled evergreen
Familial- Cupressaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- None
ht.- 0.5 to 1 ft.
Span- 1 to 1.5 ft.
Coloring- Non-flowering
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foliage density loosens up in too much shade. Tolerates wide range of soils. Likes humid weather with regular rains. In hot and arid weather, periodic, deep waterings are advisable, especially when shrubs are grown as foundation plants. Appreciates a good root zone mulch. Prune in early spring before onset of new growth.
This American arborvitae cultivar is a very slow-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub with a globular, finely-branched habit. Features scale-like, moderate green foliage in flat sprays. Most often seen at maturity as a 1” tall mound with a spread to 1.5”.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bagworms and spider mites are occasional insect pests. Susceptible to damage in winter from ice and snow. Foliage tends to turn greenish brown or bronze in winter from desiccation and/or rapid temperature changes.
Common Applications-
Good dwarf specimen or accent. Rock gardens. Incorporate into the front of a foundation planting