occidentalis “Tiny Tim”
Known as- American arborvitae
Grow Zone - 2 to 7
Type- Needled evergreen
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 0.5 to 1 ft.
Span- 1 to 1.5 ft.
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.
Good dwarf specimen or accent. Rock gardens. Incorporate into the front
of a foundation planting