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.
The winter blush is a deep amber color and will turn back to green when the weather warms up. A nice treat in the middle of winter!
- 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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