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    Emerald Green Arborvitae for Sale

    Emerald Green Arborvitae for Sale


Emerald Green Arborvitae

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-t- Planting Mix
Emerald Green Arborvitae Planting Mix

Helps your Emerald Green Arborvitae get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 3-8

Growing Zones 3-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 3-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

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These easy-to-grow hedge trees are perfect for tight areas. Its shimmering emerald color and disease resistance make it an extremely popular evergreen hedge.

Your best choice for a medium-sized privacy screen... just plant every 3 ft. for a tidy, neat hedge that never needs trimming.

Ideal for small yards. Plant next to foundations or other tight areas where you need an attractive evergreen accent tree.

Also known as Emerald Green Thujas, they are exceptional performers, adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and weather extremes.

You will not have to deal with ugly browning in even the coldest of winters, meaning no unattractive dead spots or holes.

Even resists snow and ice damage!

Emerald Greens are one of the thickest evergreens you can plant. They form a solid privacy fence that you'll never have to prune. They also look incredible in large decorative pots right on your doorstep. Plant them along your garden border, or as an attractive anchor tree at the corners of your home.

This tree is very adaptable and versatile. The possibilities are endless, making Emerald Green Thuja an extremely popular hedge tree.

Be sure to order yours now.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
I ordered 8 of the 1-2 feet of these trees. They arrived very well packed. Given the cross-country delivery and recent hot weather, I am very pleased with how well they look when I opened the package, even though there are a few with bottom branches damaged, which did not seem to be a big deal for me. After planning the plant area a bit better, I realise that we actually need 7 more of these right away. There was not enough time to order again from this website and wait for the delivery. So we went to our local Lowes (note, we didnot even try to find other cheaper or better alternatives from this particular Lowes that was convenient for us). Only to find out the ones from local shop at least for now look much better and bushy and taller and cheaper. I am going to plant the ones from this site and the ones from Lowes in a row and we shall see who will win the competition in a few months time and report back. I noticed the ones from this site have fertilizer scattered on the top surface, which is good and thoughtful of this seller.
December 31, 2012
Very adaptable, and fast growing. This tree stays bright green all year and looks great as a boarder along fence lines
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
I bought 25 trees to finish the last edge of my boarder around my back yard. All other trees have been purchased locally and I figured I could save some money by purchasing these online. I was very happy when these plants arrived as they all looked to be in good shape and the price was great. Meticulously followed the planting instructions (which were helpful) and was pleased with the result.

Trees survived the winter nicely (my biggest concern) but went down hill as each day passed and the weather got nicer and are now all dead. The company has been good about trying to refund my costs of the tree (but not shipping and I had to shell out for a warranty...which based on how often its mentioned on the sale should have been a red flag to me). At the end of the day I will likely have spent the same as going to my local nursery and not have had to deal with all the hassle (planting, digging up, customer service calls, getting a dumpster to dispose of 25 dead trees, and eventual replanting). Others seem to have had better luck so maybe it was just a bad batch that was sold to me.
June 8, 2015
Growing Zone:
Bought these trees last year and am back for more. They survived the winter and look great. I am in the extreme northern part of zone 4!
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
The trees arrived beautifully and seem to be thriving in the extreme heat of the southeast.
December 31, 2012
over 5 years ago
Trees arrived looking very healthy. My only negative is that they were very much on the 12"" side of size, when advertised at 1-2 feet. Seems we got the little ones. Nevertheless, excellent quality and delivery. Hope they all make it
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
buy at Menards
5-6 feet in a pot for $34.00. They are in now and FRESH. Easy to transport and look good today
April 16, 2015
lancaster, OH, US
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Fantastic packaging! Delivery was quick and the trees where easy to plant. They look so pretty next to the house. I love fast growing trees.com. I cannot wait to order a Hollywood juniper!
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Ordered 3 Emerald Thuja. Arrived in two shipments, an hour apart. All healthy, big beauties. Recommend the plant and dealer
December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
The Thuja I ordered was super healthy. It took to the soil and responded great. It has grown almost a foot since planted. I love fast-growing-trees.com
December 31, 2012
over 5 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae Planting Diretions Plant your Emerald Green Arborvitae in area that receives full to partial sunlight. Emerald Green Thujas can tolerate shade, but prefer full sunlight. A southward facing area of your home would recieve the most sunlight. For a hedge place your Emerald Green Thujas two to three feet apart and their foliage will quickly fill in. If your soil is sandy or heavy in clay your Emerald Green Thuja will quickly adapt to it as long as your soil is well draining.

Watering your Emerald Green Thuja is very important while it's getting established. For the first two weeks after planting your Emerald Green Thuja water it every day. Hold the hose and count to 20 for a deep watering. After two weeks water your Emerald Green Thuja every three days. After the first month Your Emerald Green Thuja will only need water once a week, unless the weather is very dry, then water twice a week. Once your Emerald Green Thuja has been planted for six months it wont need any extra water.

Emerald Green Thujas usually don't need any fertilizer. If you want to give them an extra boost give them a slow releasing fertilizer early every Spring or Fall. If your Emerald Green Thuja doesn't have the right hue, check the pH balance of your soil with a pH meter. Your soil should be between 5.5 and 7.0. Add Aluminum Sulfate to lower your pH balance, and add lime to make the pH balance higher.

Questions & Answers

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Easy hedge for driveway
Heidi E on Apr 22, 2016
For privacy they are great. I love them. Growing slowly but steady...
Anneli K on Apr 19, 2016
Easy hedge for driveway
Heidi E on Apr 22, 2016
Fast growing, good price.free shipping!!!
Rochelle S on Apr 20, 2016
For privacy they are great. I love them. Growing slowly but steady...
Anneli K on Apr 19, 2016
privacy screen and needed tight base as the location is near a retaining wall
Adam R on Apr 19, 2016
Availability and price. Our local nurseries only stocked smaller trees in this variety.
Tim M on Apr 16, 2016
SIGRID A on Apr 16, 2016
Privacy without tree getting too large, especially near foundation.
Benjamin S on Apr 14, 2016
Privacy screen
Michelle M on Apr 14, 2016
fast growing privacy fence
janet p on Apr 8, 2016
I am going to make a super art out of this tree. .
John K on Mar 26, 2016
I have Italian Cypress already and wanted to add some variety to my privacy wall.
Donna J on Mar 24, 2016
hardy, need for privacy
l j m on Mar 19, 2016
Neede an accent for the front of my house. Not too wide. Not too tall. This should work out perfectly
Pete S on Mar 18, 2016
Our back yard is very nice and secluded. The one exception is that there is an open space where our house patio is in plain view from the street. We purchased these trees because we agreed that they would make a lovely privacy screen that wasn't over the top.
Seth H on Mar 16, 2016
Mature size was the dominant issue in selecting this variety of evergreen. I will use this selection as the basis for a hedge if I like the delivered trees.
Cornelius W on Mar 14, 2016
These are a very nice size to use as a privacy barrier between my house and my neighbor. The grow to 8-12' tall, and only 3-4' wide, so they won't overwhelm the space. I can't wait to create a private space!
Lori H on Mar 11, 2016
Will shade entire side of mobile home in summer.
Randall K on Mar 6, 2016
I Love these trees. They are going to be the first welcome addition to my first landscaping to my house.
Victoria M on Mar 6, 2016
Looks; Easy maintenance; Exact height I was interested in.
Thomas B on Dec 30, 2015
I liked the microbial fertilizer. We are having a most unusually warm Dec hear on Cape Cod and you have the trees. I hope they arrive in a reasonable condition. The ground has been prepared.
Frank S on Dec 16, 2015
Great previous experience.
Steven B on Nov 28, 2015
I want to start a new tradition with my Grands where we get a 5-6' live, potted tree for Christmas, decorate it, enjoy it through the holiday, and to celebrate the New Year we can plant it along my property line as part of a privacy fence. I think my Grands are going to love this idea and every year they can look in the yard and remember their individual Christmas trees.
Rachael D on Nov 9, 2015
Just the right coverage for the front flower beds
Maureen F on Nov 5, 2015
All reviews stated products fast growth, and because I could control the height.
Coutanya C on Nov 3, 2015
We need a go year round privacy hedge. This looked like a good choice.
Dinsie H on Oct 24, 2015
to shade walls of house and keep home cooler
kevin t on Oct 10, 2015
I wanted an evergreen but needed it narrower than the rest.
Kerry S on Oct 8, 2015
Need something that won't grow too tall and doesn't need pruning but offered some privacy right away
rebecca h on Sep 12, 2015
I am looking for a low maintenance shrub that can be pruned to a desired height that will serve as a privacy hedge around my pool. From what I have read, the thuja seems to fit my needs.
Linda M on Sep 10, 2015
We have a pool with a two story house behind us with no plants at all. Just a big square tan wall with no color. This will give us some living color with a great scent to break up the harsh lack of color and also some privacy. The space between the pool deck and fence is narrow and these plants will do great and not drop a lot of foliage into the pool.
Johnny Kirk L on Sep 2, 2015
Want to create a privacy fence with six of them.
Jack M on Aug 31, 2015
looks good for landscaping
michael e on Aug 24, 2015
Good for small space and ok by a foundation. Full grown size will be perfect.
Elizabeth G on Aug 23, 2015
Fast growing, good price.free shipping!!!
Rochelle S on Apr 20, 2016
privacy screen and needed tight base as the location is near a retaining wall
Adam R on Apr 19, 2016
I want a dense hedge for privacy. The description says 3 ft apart. Will 3 ft give me a thick hedge like the one pictured or do I need to plant them closer?
Jared M on Feb 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 3 feet apart will give you good coverage in a few years. If you are in a hurry, you could plant them 2-2 1/2 feet apart, but they might be a bit overcrowded after 10 years.
how far to plant from chain link fence?
anthony p on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you want the trees to clear the fence, plant them 3-4 feet from it; if you don't mind if they touch the fence, 2 to 2 1/2 feet would suffice.
how fast does the emerald green Thuja grow?
cheryl S on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've only had my emerald green Thujas for a year now, but I've noticed significant growth in that time. Probably 4-5 inches! I planted mine as a privacy hedge with each tree about 3 feet apart. If the growth continues, I think that within the next two years, there will be no gap between the trees!
how close to home foundation can this be planted ?
Peggy A on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Peggy, my evergreen is planted close to my home foundation and so far I don't see any issues. My tree is growing.
Can these be cut off at the top and not die?
How to cut back and make smaller?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We bought fairly small Thuja trees, because we wanted to put them in pots beside our garage. They have grown some but we have not yet hd the need to trim them. I would say they could be hand trimmed somewhat at the top, as long as it was not too severe and done at the right time of year before any cold weather and freeze sets in.
When is the best time to plant these in Kentucky? Would now (July/August) be okay?
shopper on Jun 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If temperatures aren't scorching hot you can go ahead and plant these trees. However if it's consistently above 90 degrees it would be better to wait until the early Fall to plant them.
We would like to have the emerald green(s) in large decorative pots outside on deck year round in MN. Have been told by local companies that these will not survive the winter in pots????? Can you help
Peter L on Oct 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Emerald green thujas are very cold hardy that is a plus. I see no reason why they should not do well in pots on your deck. Keep in mind that since the trees are in pots on a deck above the ground, the roots will get much colder than if they were in the ground. So we would recommend to insulate or wrap the pots through the colder months, to keep them extra safe.
I live in lake Tahoe ca about 6300ft, will the thuja tree do alright at this altitude and is a zone 3 4?
larry b on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The growing zones are 3-8.
Are they pest resistant?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Memphis, TN and planted them about two years ago. There is no evidence of any damage from pests, and I do not spray the plants with anything. So from bug pests, I would say yes, they are resistant. I do not know if deer will eat them.
We live in North Central Wisconsin and would like to use these as a hedge in the front of our home. Can they be pruned, shaped or sheared to maintain about a four foot high full hedge? Thanks!
John D on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Your Em. Grn. Thuja's can be trimmed and pruned and even shaped if desired. However for the 4" consistency you are looking for I would recommend searching for "dwarf Thuja" or another species.
what is the life span ?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: In ideal conditions the Emerald Green Thuja should live about 30-60 years.
Do these tree's shed?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These tree's do not shed at all. Also, they stay the beautiful green color all year round. You can't go wrong with these.
how much of the planting mix needs to be ordered for 6 of the 2-3ft thuja?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I did not order the planting mix, I bought soil at Lowes. I did a 50:50 mix of existing soil to potting soil. It probably wouldn't hurt to buy the potting mix
i live in zone 7-8 have 15 Thuja emerald planted about 1 year .When to fertilize and with what product?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Emerald Green Thujas usually don't need any fertilizer. If you want to give them an extra boost give them a slow releasing fertilizer early every Spring or Fall. If your Emerald Green Thuja doesn't have the right hue, check the pH balance of your soil with a pH meter. Your soil should be between 5.5 and 7.0. Add Aluminum Sulfate to lower your pH balance, and add lime to make the pH balance higher.
Will these trees do well in Central FL?
Velinda D on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Central Florida is a little too warm for Emerald Green Thujas. The Leyland Cypress would be better for your area.
Would this tree be suitable for a container?
Andrea K on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think that, in it's early stages, it would be fine in a container - and quite attractive. The roots don't seem to require a lot of room; mine are planted between two retaining walls. However, as it grows taller (over a period of years), I believe that it would become unwieldy. At that point, it would require planting.
Is there a difference in the Emerald green Thuja and the giant green Thuja??
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: VERY much so..the Giant green can get from 50-60 Ft tall..!! while the emerald green 8-12 ft..we chose the emerald green to line our yard.. simply because we have some power lines we want to avoid, and also down the road there is no way to be able to maintain the giant green..
if this is planted right next to the house can the roots damage the foundation?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's not so much the roots, but the water for them, the water will do more damage unless the spot has very good drainage. Also, if you live in a fire zone, the trees will go up like matchsticks if they catch on fire.
What time of year do I trim the tops off to make them grow wider?
Yvette N on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yvette, you can trim them most anytime of the year. I live in the Northeast and I prefer to do shrubbery trimming May-July timeframe. I avoid winter months to trim; both the shrub and I might freeze and die. You are correct. Once I topped off the Thujas, they fattened up. Just like people.
are these trees smog resistant ?
lonna o on Oct 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these trees are very smog resistant and help to purify the air.
Can you plant these trees in September in Minnesota?
Louise H on Aug 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: September is a great time to plant Emerald Green Thujas. This should give them enough time to get rooted in before winter.
if purchased now ,can i put in pots in protected porch till spring?
moe b on Jan 1, 2015
Can these be spaced further than 3 feet if I don't want a dense hedge?
Anastasia H on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Of course, but they may get a bit larger. If spread, their shape is perfect to garden around without worrying too much about lack of shade.
are they deer resistant?
Jean F on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jean, You ask a very important question. Unfortunately, every winter deer have eaten all the new growth. After two years my arborvitae are the same size as they were when shipped. But they have survived the grazing. I planted next to our garage in the back of the house, but that plan didn't deter these bold animals. I've seen nice specimens in other yards, but we seem to be on a well-established trail of deer. I'm putting fencing around my arborvitae this fall. Hope this helps.
Will emerald green grow and live well in Sacramento CA 95831?
Elizabeth P on Feb 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe you will be delighted. They will be beautiful, do not plant in the heat of the summer, and be sure to water when dry, but do not leave tree root soaking be sure to plant following the instructions to give the tree the very best start! Because fast-growing-trees sends you a very healthy tree with a compact root ball, loosening that some will liberate the tree to get a good hold in the earth. However, be sure to pack dirt all around the roots not leaving any air pockets! If you water it very well right after planting to let the lose dirt compact in you will not be disappointed. I live in Albuquerque NM, this is the high desert, so we can get temperatures into the 100 in the heat of the summer, and we have been known to get 10 below zero in the winter, tho not often. I would think having been to Sacramento the Emerald green will thrive! Because our soil is not nutrient rich, I also added some root stimulator and I fertilize in spring and fall. Best of luck! 87123
Are they deer resistant? Do they fair well if planted near the road (winter plowing and salting)?
Joanne D on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know as I don't have a deer problem, and I live in sunny Florida so couldn't tell you how they hold up to snow and salt. Sorry...I know I had a hard time getting them going the first year and had to replace four of my original six. But now they seem to be doing well and have grown a few inches this past year. You might do some google searches to find your answers as I know there are many sites with blogs on the trees. Good luck!
Would this tree thrive in Zone 9? The conditions described are very similar to our area, California south of San Francisco. The only difference is that we don't have humidity as in Zone 8.
Carol62 on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in Bluffton, SC and I have 3 Emerald Green Thujas that I planted well over a year ago and they are growing and doing very well. We have some days in winter that fall below freezing temperature and days in the summer in the 100 degree range with high humidity and they have tolerated the swings very well so far.
Can I plant these on the north side of the house in Utah (zone 5)? It area has very little sun 1-2 hours in the morning in the summer and practically none in the winter.
Carma G on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: my trees are planted on my south east side of the house. They are behind my neighbors tall pine and maple trees making it a shady area most of the day. They are doing very well there. I don't think they need lots of sun to thrive.This is a hardy tree.... So good luck
How about pollen? Do these trees emit the same type allergen?
Connie on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think they do emit pollen. Pollen cones come with between two and six pairs of pollen filled sacks called sporophylls. Seed cones are between 9 and 14 millimeters (0.3 to 0.5 inches) long, are ellipsoid, and will mature during the first year of growth. Only the central most scales of the cone are fertile, and these scales can produce between one and three seeds each. Seeds produce two cotyledons, and are cone shaped. The seeds also have wings, which catch the wind and can send them great distances
how fast do Emerald green Thuja grow?
Evelyn L on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with very poor soil conditions. I haven't really taken very good care of my
Emerald Green Thuja, however, they seem to grow about 6" a year here. I suspect with fertilizer and good care
a growth rate of 50-100% more would be possible.

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