Emerald Green Arborvitae Trees
Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'
The Emerald Green Arborvitae is a top choice when it comes to establishing a lush evergreen privacy screen or landscape buffer. True to its name the Emerald Green Arborvitae foliage is soft and velvety to the touch, and and has aesthetic foliage texture. The Emerald Green Arborvitae is a durable evergreen tree which prefers partial to full sun, and slightly moist soil. Once established requiring minimal care.
|1 to 2 FEET TALL||$14.30|
|(10) 1-2 FEET||$139.95|
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|15" Tree Staking kit by DeWitt||$14.95|
|Mature Height:||14 to 16 ft.|
|Mature Width:||4-6 ft.|
|Foliage Color:||Glossy Bright Green|
|Growth Form:||Dense upright and conical|
|Soil Conditions:||Grow best in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Will not tolerate extremely dry conditions|
|Water Requirements:||Well Drained Soil|
Emerald Green Arborvitae Trees for Sale Online
Emerald Green Arborvitae is a fast-growing evergreen tree that is perfect for use as a privacy tree, screening tree, buffer tree or windbreak hedge. Arborvitae thrives in full sun and tolerates both heat and humidity.
- One of the shorter growing arborvitaes, usually only reaching 10 to 12 feet.
- An ideal tree for use as a specimen tree or topiary.
- The foliage does not discolor in the winter.
Arborvitae Emerald Green makes a fast growing privacy screen for full sun that thrives in heat and humidity and is often used as a screen. Holds its color throughout the winter and tolerates drought when established. The vibrant green of its foliage and handsome, narrow form make this conifer an excellent choice to plant in a row as a formal screen. Leave it un-sheared for the natural effect of its stately form. Emerald Green Arborvitae are cylindrical cedar trees. If they are allowed to grow without any pruning, they grow tall and thin. If they are pruned on top they will put their growth into growing bushier but not add as much height.
For the best results follow these guidelines.
HOW TO PLANT EMERALD GREEN ARBORVITAE
Never plant Arborvitae Emerald Green deeper than originally planted in the pot. As a rule, we always say that before you mulch you should still be able to see the soil from the original pot. Planting too deep can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Arborvitae Emerald Green is fairly drought tolerant, however, they grow very slow without adequate water. Staking young trees is recommended to minimize the stress on the stem from winds blowing the tree. When tying trees to stakes remember the tree will continue to grow. Loosely tie the tree with several twist ties to allow for growth. Check trees every three months and loosen as needed. If this is not done, the twist tie will grow into the tree causing injury. A Pro tip that we can offer is to use a short length of old garden hose and run the tie wire through the hose. this will protect the trunk of the tree from being damaged by the tie wire. The one question that comes up often when talking to customers is “when is the best time to plant.”? For the most part, container trees can be planted year round, provided the ground isn’t frozen. Below Virginia many nurseries and Christmas tree growers field plant year round, weather permitting. When planting a potted tree, remember the only water source the tree has, is its small root ball, and all the water the tree uses must come from them until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil. New trees should be watered twice weekly (Minimum), under hot drier conditions possibly more. Care should be taken not to over water. More trees die from over watering than under.
HOW DO I FERTILIZE EMERALD GREEN ARBORVITAE
We recommend when planting your plants to use Bio-tone starter fertilizer by Espoma. We have trialed many so-called “starter fertilizers” over the years and have come to rely on Bio-tone exclusively for our own use. Simply mix the recommended amount of Bio-tone into the backfill soil and water in generously when backfilled. Bio-tone® Starter Plus is an all-natural plant food that is combined with a stronger concentration of our beneficial bacteria along with both endo and ectomycorrhizae. Basically, the “good” fungus in Bio-tone colonizes on the growing roots of your newly planted plant and does not allow the disease-causing fungus to attack the new roots. It has also shown promise in stimulating the growth of the new roots which means a quicker establishment for your plant. After establishment and during the following years we recommend Holly-tone used at the recommended rates for your arborvitae ’emerald green’. It is also an organic and slow release which will feed your trees the proper amount of nutrients over a period of time rather than all at once which can burn the root tips and actually have the opposite effect of slowing down plant growth. It also will help to maintain the acid level in the soil that Arborvitaes need to thrive.
HOW TO WATER EMERALD GREEN ARBORVITAE
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the plant a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one-gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three-gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day thereafter. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
HOW TO MULCH EMERALD GREEN ARBORVITAE
We highly recommend that you mulch your Arborvitae Emerald Green with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It is better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.