Tater Tot arborvitae grows as a round ball of fan like evergreen foliage.
Three Tater Tot arborvitae in a landscape.
Three Tater Tot arborvitae in a landscape.
Tater Tot arborvitae paired with Blue Chip Junior butterfly bush.
Tater Tot arborvitae naturally grows with a dense round habit.
A group of eight Tater Tot arborvitae in a late autumn landscape.

Tater Tot® Arborvitae

Got a spot in your landscape that needs a little something to make it more interesting? Plant a Tater Tot arborvitae! This cute little dwarf evergreen naturally grows in a dense ball shape without the need for pruning or training. Lush “fans” of evergreen foliage give it appealing texture and year-round interest. Tater Tot arborvitae works nicely as an edging in a landscape, providing structure and winter beauty in a flower garden, or in containers. It also provides excellent structure for lighting.

Top reasons to grow Tater Tot arborvitae:

  • Naturally dwarf evergreen keeps its shape without pruning
  • Lush fan-like foliage provides texture
  • Native to North America

Additional information

Dimensions1 × 1 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Thuja occidentalis</i> 'SMNTOBAB' pp#30, 761, cbraf

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color

Green

Height

1-2'

Width/Spread

1-2'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Evergreen, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest

SKU: 84048 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Not required; Tater Tot naturally grows as a dense little globe. If you wish to give it a tighter appearance, soft growth may be trimmed lightly in late spring/early summer, once the new growth for the season has emerged

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