I purchased this pretty little conifer on a whim while wandering around the nursery determined to buy something when I didn’t find anything on my actual shopping list (not uncommon). A dwarf relative of the quite common Emerald Arborvitae privacy plant, Fire Chief is a low grower that maintains a compact rounded shape without much pruning. In fall it puts on a show with tips turning a deep orange-red. New growth in spring emerges in bright gold before muting back to light green for summer.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!