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Emerald Green Arborvitae

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  • Zones 3 - 8
  • Height 15 Feet
  • Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Full Sun

Introducing the Emerald Green Arborvitae, a fantastic choice to get year-round beauty and privacy in your landscape! These evergreen trees, scientifically known as Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd,' are perfect to add beauty and functionality to the garden. The lush, emerald-green foliage that is soft to the touch and has a fragrance of cedar to it. These grow to be 12-15 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide and are very easy to care for.

Standing tall and graceful, the Emerald Green Arborvitae is an ideal choice for creating natural privacy screens, windbreaks, or a stunning backdrop to your garden. The compact and narrow columnar shape ensures they fit perfectly into any garden or outdoor setting. Whether you're looking to frame your property, add visual interest, or simply enjoy the year-round beauty of evergreen foliage, the Emerald Green Arborvitae is the perfect choice. Emerald Green Arborvitae can be planted in the ground or in pots. 

Emerald Green Arborvitae Care

Low-maintenance and adaptable, these arborvitae trees thrive in various soil types and are remarkably cold-hardy, making them a reliable and enduring addition to your landscape. 

Begin by selecting a well-drained location with full to partial sunlight (at least 5 hours of direct sunlight). The location should have soil rich in organic matter but well draining. Newly planted Arborvitae demand consistent watering during their first year to ensure they establish well. The soil can dry out between water periods, but these are not drought resistant. Mulching around the base of the Arborvitae aids in moisture retention, weed suppression, and temperature regulation.

While these trees typically require minimal fertilization, applying a balanced, slow-release fertilizer (we recommend a 10-10-10 designed for woody shrubs) in spring can promote healthy growth. Pruning is seldom necessary because the plants have a very tidy growth. If you do need to prune, do so in early spring to help maintain their naturally compact, pyramidal shape. 

Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, spider mites, and bagworms, as well as potential diseases like tip blight, and address any issues promptly. Protect young Arborvitae from heavy snow and ice accumulation in winter, and consider deer repellents or barriers if deer are prevalent in your area.

Lastly, maintain regular inspections to catch and address stress, discoloration, or damage early on for the best care of your Emerald Green Arborvitae. The sooner you can catch any sort of stress, the better you can help the plant recover and rejuvenate. 

Emerald Green Arborvitae Spacing

Proper spacing is crucial, allowing for good air circulation and enough room for root growth. If you are using these as a privacy hedge, plant 3 feet apart center to center. Otherwise, plant Emerald Green Arborvitae at least 4 feet apart. These will grow 6 to 9 inches a year once established.

Emerald Green Arborvitae Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Height: 15 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Narrow, Pyramidal
Watering: Medium
Features: Year-Round Evergreen Interest 
Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'
Common Name: Emerald Green Arborvitae
SKU:
EMGRARB

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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