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Emerald Green Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'
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Emerald Green Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'
    39 reviews

The Narrow Privacy Tree

  • Striking Emerald Green Color All Year!
  • High Disease and Pest Resistance
  • Dense Layers of Feathery Foliage Swirl and Twirl Around this Tree
  • Extremely Popular Privacy Tree
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Product Details

growing zone 3-8 Growing Zones 3-8
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Fall Color Green
Shipping Restriction AZ

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is the most popular, medium size privacy screen tree. If you are looking for an evergreen hedge without the extreme height of the Thuja Green Giant or the Leyland Cypress this gorgeous arborvitae is a perfect choice.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is beautifully shaped with stunning, lush, green foliage that is beyond compare. Emerald Greens add value and beauty to any home, building, or property. Many customers utilize this tree as a low maintenance living fence, but because of its unique flowing and twisting branched foliage the Emerald Green is prized as a single specimen as well. This isn't your average, boring Christmas tree evergreen. The shape is more cylindrical than pyramidal. The dense, feathery foliage swirls and twirls around this plant creating a lovely, natural layered, but clean look that is unparalleled.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is our favorite evergreen for a manageable privacy screen and for single specimen planting. The lush and unique look of this striking evergreen really makes it stand out in the crowd. This tree grows in zones 3 to 8 so it thrives in most of the United States. Order yours today!

Emerald Green Arborvitae FAQ

How Should I Plant An Emerald Green Arborvitae?

Dig a hole 2" wider than the rootball in a spot that has well drained soil and full sun exposure. Water new trees every 3-5 days and only once a month if dormant. Fertilize when planting once a year in spring.

How Fast Does This Evergreen Grow?

This arborvitae is a slow grower and increases height by 12" or less per year.

How Should I Prune This Arborvitae?

These trees dont require pruning however, overgrown branches can be trimmed back in early spring to promote thicker growth.

Emerald Green Arborvitae Care

The Emerald Green Thuja is one of the easiest trees to grow. They are for the most part maintenance free...yes maintenance free so you can spend your time enjoying your trees rather than fussing over them. Here is what you should know before you buy. Look forward to disease and pest resistance in this hardy evergreen. Once established these trees are even drought tolerant!

Emerald Arborvitae trees do need to be watered heavily at time of planting. Be sure not to let your new trees dry out within the first few months before they are established. Water deeply about 2 times per week rather than smaller amounts several times per week. This ensures that the roots grow properly. We recommend watering your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting. Adding 2-3 inches of mulch is a great choice for newly planted Emerald Green Arborvitaes. This will help keep the soil moist during the crucial early period when the roots are acclimating to their new home.

Plant your arborvitae in full sun. This evergreen is adaptable to various soil types and environmental conditions. Fertilize when planting and once yearly in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry. Our fertilizer is safe to use at the time of planting. Avoid harsh chemical fertilizers that can burn the roots of your new tree. There is no need to prune your arborvitae.

Some "bronzing" is typical during very cold winters but is merely cosmetic and will fade away in spring.


For a privacy hedge, space your new trees about 3-4 feet apart on center for faster privacy. To showcase individual Emerald thujas plant at least 6 feet apart.

Landscape ideas

If you are seeking a nice specimen tree with some height (but not too much) for the front of your home, plant an Emerald Arborvitae on each side of a window . This creates a softening effect that breaks up the wall and adds character to your home. Under the windows you can plant your choice of shrubs. For tons of blooms, bold color, and rich texture plant knockout roses in the back and drift roses in the front. If you prefer evergreens, try a mix of Gold Mop Cypresses and junipers; this will offer year-round foliage, as well as rich texture and striking color contrast. Emerald Greens are great anchors for the corners of your home as well. Plant just one or groups of three for even more impact. The mature size is 14 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide so this tree is great for any size yard. For instant impact start with larger trees. We offer a variety of sizes to suit any budget or landscape plan.

For a privacy hedge, space your new trees about 3 to 4 feet apart on center. To showcase individual Emerald thujas plant at least 6 feet apart. For a privacy hedge, space your new trees about 3 to 4 feet apart on center. To showcase individual Emerald thujas plant at least 6 feet apart.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Thuja Green Giant as well as our DwarfPrivacy and Evergreen tree collections.

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