Thuja occidentalis Fire Chief™ ('Congabe')

Fire Chief™ Arborvitae, Congabe Arborvitae

Patents: PP#19009

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Thuja

Parent: Thuja occidentalis

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 3 to 7

Size: 4' tall and wide, 18" tall and wide at 5 years

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


The leaves have reddish coloration at the tips during the growing season under full sun conditions. Rounded habit, resists sun and winter burn.


Branch mutation on a plant of Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' in Maryland. Patent applied for in 2007 by Gabriel Cesarini, (Denton, MD, US).

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot at Park Seed in June 2013 and put it in a larger pot by the Helipad.

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