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Living Christmas Tree - Emerald Green Arborvitae

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This living Christmas tree in a decorative container is a wonderfully festive accent for your holiday decorating. The tree is rooted in soil and shipped in a decorative metal container. The metal container is lined with a red ribbon and has a festive metal tag.

The 1-gallon plant ships in a 1-gallon metal container with an average ship height of 20-24 inches tall.

  • Growing Zones 4 - 8
  • Height 15 Feet
  • Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Full Sunlight

Use it on patios to frame an entrance or bring it inside to flank your fireplace. Add lights or small decorations to complete the look and compliment your existing decor. After the holidays have ended, take your living Christmas tree and plant it in your landscape.

Living Christmas Tree - Emerald Green Arborvitae Care

If you keep the plant indoors, it will still need sunlight to stay alive. Place the plant by a sunny window (south facing is best). If you plan on using the plant seasonally live a live Christmas tree, you can put the plant anywhere you would like. Water regularly, but make sure the soil is completely dried out before watering.

If you plan on growing this plant outdoors after you have it inside during the holidays, the plant will need at least 2 months of a cold period to prepare for spring. Put the plant outside but in a protected area. The more sunlight the location gets the better. However, in colder zones, like 4, 5, and 6, you will want to provide additional protection to the base/root system of the plant.

You will still need to water the plant like any other plant during the winter. Make sure the soil dries completely out before you water. It is easy to over-water during cold months, as the plants don't require as much moisture.

In the spring, you can plan the arborvitae in the ground, or transplant it to a larger container. A small amount of slow release fertilizer designed for shrubs would be helpful but not required.

For more information about Emerald Green Arborvitaes, click below.

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae Plant Facts

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

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.