Emerald Green Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

Growzone: 3-7

Emerald Green Arborvitae makes a fast growing privacy screen for full sun that thrives in heat and humidity and is 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. 

Size Price Quantity
1 TO 2 FEET TALL $15.95
2-3 FEET $41.95
3-4 FEET $62.95
4-5 FEET $97.95
(10) 1-2 FEET $139.95
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Emerald Green Arborvitae Privacy Trees

Emerald Green Arborvitae is unarguably the shrub most commonly used to create an evergreen hedge, around the country. Gardeners who are tired of seeing arborvitae used over and over again for hedges, often ask us for a comparable substitute. There isn’t one.

Emerald Green Arborvitae is the mainstay of evergreen hedges because they’re perfect for creating a “green” fence or boundary. Arborvitae is a dense fast growing evergreen shrub with a long life. They have no serious insect pest problems, as well as no common leaf diseases or blights. They’re tolerant of alkaline soils and don’t have any difficulty enduring our scorching summer or cold winter conditions. Cold hardiness is not an issue.

Most people use the Emerald Green Arborvitae as a privacy barrier to block out noisy neighbors. The Arborvitae Emerald Green only grows 14 to 16' feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, so they're perfect for small landscaping areas. If you want to create a privacy barrier with the Arborvitae Emerald Green we would recommend that you plant 2'-3' feet apart and follow our planting instructions. Thuja occidentalis typically grow 1.5 to 2 feet per year.

Emerald Green Arborvitae trees are a deep and rich green color year-round, which displays how robust they are. Like the Leyland Cypress, their rich green foliage grows in flat sprays and, close up, the needles appear covered in fine green scales. Emerald Green Arborvitae is a perfect evergreen for smaller spaces due to its narrow pyramid shape. Grow these trees as living screens that won’t overpower your entire lawn and garden with their size.

For best results, plant these trees six feet apart to enjoy their pyramid shape or four feet apart for a dense hedge. This selection is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after evergreens because it maintains its lush green color during the winter. Many arborvitae trees turn bronze or brown color on the tips of their branches during the winter month. 

Emerald Green Arborvitae is widely adaptable and there are a great variety of cultivars available from which to choose. It performs well in humid regions. Provide a site with full to partial sunlight, on consistently moist soil. Heavy clay and light sandy soils should be well amended with organic matter to improve drainage and water retention respectively. Emerald Green Arborvitae trees grow best in full sun, but they can withstand partial shade (afternoon sun is best in this case).

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Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'

Common Names of Arborvitae Emerald Green: American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae,  Northern white cedar, Eastern white cedar

Spacing for Arborvitae Emerald Green: 4 feet minimum, 6 feet maximum for hedges. 

Growth Rate of Arborvitae Emerald Green: 1.5 to 2 feet per year

Native Range of Arborvitae Emerald Green: North America

Tolerates dry soil and drought. Will grow under Black walnuts