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Emerald Green Arborvitae

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Fast-Growing, Dense Privacy Tree


The Emerald Green Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', also known as Emerald Green Thuja is a fast-growing, hardy arborvitae.  At just 3 to 4 feet wide, they make a great, fast growing privacy screen without using up a lot of your yard. These also make an excellent wind-break or foundation plant.
 
“Smaragd” is Danish for “emerald”, which perfectly describes the color of this pyramid-shaped conifer.  You’ll be amazed how its dense-growing, soft-to-the touch foliage remains a vibrant emerald green all year round. 
 
Once the Emerald Green Arborvitae is established, you won’t have to even water this fast-growing cedar.  You’ll see a foot of growth each year that will only slow when it’s 10 - 15 feet in height.  Pruning isn’t necessary either.  Even when it reaches its maximum dimensions, this Thuja will maintain its tight form.
 
If you decide to trim your Emerald Green Arborvitae, save a few sprigs to place around the house.  The citrus-like evergreen scent will lend a fresh bouquet to the ambience of your home, especially during the holidays.  Holiday wreaths made from the Thuja boughs are a favorite of many people.
 
After only one season with your Emerald Green Arborvitae you’ll see why this cultivar of arborvitae is becoming one of the most sought after landscape plants.   
 

* Fast-growing privacy hedge
* Cold Hardy
* Scented


 

Plant Facts

Family Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'
Restricted AK, HI
Foliage Emerald Green
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-9
Mature Form Columnar
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fall Color Green
Characteristics Narrow Compact Pyramidal Form; Cold and Heat Tolerant

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