Arborvitae - Emerald
Fast-Growing Privacy or Accent Plant
The Emerald Green Thuja is a fast-growing, hardy arborvitae. It would make a superb privacy hedge along your property line or beside your backyard pool. 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 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 Thuja, 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 Thuja you’ll see why this cultivar of arborvitae is becoming one of the most sought after landscape plants.
* Fast-growing privacy hedge
* Cold Hardy
|Family||Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Characteristics||Narrow Compact Pyramidal Form; Cold and Heat Tolerant|