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Thuja occidentalis Tater Tot® (Arborvitae)

This dwarf evergreen shrub grows in a compact, ball-like habit with bright green foliage.  Slow growth rate.

Spring to winter interest
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Smooth-margined, narrow, glossy dark green foliage retains it colour into the fall but may have a bronze tinge in winter. Inconspicuous blooms. Slow growth rate. Ideal for topiary. Dense upright conical habit.

Blooms early spring
3-5′ tall x 2-3′ spread
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance
Fragrant insignificant flowers

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces large, rounded flower clusters that open lime-green, turn brilliant white during summer, then back to pale green as the season progresses, finally fading in the fall. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-5 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Salt Tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Neutral pH preference

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This compact evergreen shrub grows in a narrow upright habit with bright golden-yellow foliage.  Moderate growth rate.

Spring to winter interest
6-8 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)

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This aromatic herbaceous perennial features lemony-fragranced ovate-lanceolate dark green leaves with creamy variegation grot on thin aromatic stems, and make a savoury, earthy addition to meat and fish dishes, as well as salads, soups, stews, and sauces. May be used fresh or dried. Tiny pale lilac flowers appear at the top of the spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to drought

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