Primo Dwarf Arborvitae - Thuja occidentalis 'Primo'

Regular price $21.99

We are in love with this new Primo Arborvitae! The bark on the trunk already looks aged and the reddish-brown trunk - color contrasts nicely with the rich, emerald green color of the foliage. 

The Primo is a great anchor tree for the miniature garden bed. With its ruggedness and finely textured, dark green foliage, it really looks like a big forest tree - but in miniature. A pleasure to grow. Ideal for containers (at least 10" deep, with drainage,) or right in the garden bed.

The information on it is limited thus far. I'm treating as a slower version of the Zmatlik. It's daintier in shape because it's smaller, and it apparently grows into a narrower cone shape.

  • Upright narrow in shape
  • Note that the winter color might a deep golden amber
  • Hardy to -40F or Zones 2 - 7
  • Heat zones 7 - 1
  • Estimated growth rate is 2" to 5" per year
  • Full sun to part sun
  • Regular water with well drained soil
  • If in a pot, let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering
  • If in a pot, shelter from extreme hot sun in late afternoon in the summer
  • Comes in a 4” pot
  • An outdoor plant



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