The Fire Chief Arborvitae is a slow grower. It does need watered once a week for the first year or two, especially during the hot summer months. Once established, the plant will do fine during normal dry periods. These arborvitae shrubs are both disease and deer resistant.
Likewise, people ask, are any arborvitae deer resistant?
The majority of arborvitae varieties are not deer–resistant. These include the “Green Giant”, trademarked Spring Grove and “Zebrina” varieties of the western or giant arborvitae (Thuja plicata), flourishing in USDA zones 5 to 8. “Green Giant” attains up to 50 feet in height, with very little spread in width.
Furthermore, can you trim fire chief arborvitae? Fire Chief™ Arborvitae is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback.
People also ask, what type of arborvitae do deer not eat?
The “Can–Can” western red cedar (Thuja plicata “Can Can”) is a dwarf, deer resistant and pest-free arborvitae. It features thick, deep green foliage with cream tips and grows 7 feet tall by 5 feet wide. This tree prefers moist, well-drained soil of any pH, and full to partial sun.
Will arborvitae grow back after deer?
Bare branches without needles likely won’t grow back after a deer’s gotten to them. But if there is some green growth left, there’s hope for your arborvitae! Trim off the branches that are bare, brown or beyond repair. Then, give it water, fertilizer and protect it from deer next season.