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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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Evergreens That Stop Growing at a Perfect 8-12 ft. Height

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.

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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
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:
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 4 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
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 4 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
Growing Zone:
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
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
Ordered 3 Emerald Thuja. Arrived in two shipments, an hour apart. All healthy, big beauties. Recommend the plant and dealer
December 31, 2012
over 3 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.

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Why did you choose this?
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Needed to "disguise" a high foundation. Thought this would help with a few other plans.
Susan K on Aug 19, 2016
looks nice at an affordable price
Yomayra H on Aug 13, 2016
Had lots of luck with Fast Growing trees in the past. Needed privacy bushes and these emeralds look great and seem to fit the right size for my yard and location.
albert m on Aug 16, 2016
They are evergreen, easy to manage, and nice to see. They are great to grow.
Yun J on Aug 12, 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.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 7, 2015
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!
Reply · Report · Erin O on Jun 9, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 7, 2015
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.
Reply (1) · Report · Stephanie C on Jul 29, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Stephanie C on Jun 29, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 20, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Steven L on Jul 7, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Lanelle M on Jul 29, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Matthew Q on Sep 9, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 26, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Mike N on Jun 9, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Kathleen S on Jun 11, 2014
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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..
Reply · Report · Kim G on Aug 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Craig S on Jul 25, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · James W on Jun 5, 2015
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if purchased now ,can i put in pots in protected porch till spring?
moe b on Jan 1, 2015
Best Answer: Yes you can leave them in the pots until you area ready to plant.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jul 19, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 19, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Nadine S on Mar 10, 2016
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I plant 5 esmerald green thujas 4 months ago in Laredo tx but know they start to getting brow and dry what should I do?
Raquel D on Jul 23, 2016
Best Answer: Hopefully you gave them a deep hole and loosened the root when planting and have given them the water they need, almost daily during this hot weather we are having. These trees are hardy and will grow well, after you have established them.. But you will be wasting your money if you plant them and don't water and care for them until they take hold.
Reply · Report · Katrina T on Jul 23, 2016
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Will this tree grow in San Antonio Texas?
Franca C on Jun 22, 2016
Best Answer: The growing zones are 3-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 22, 2016
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Will it grow in shade area?
Karin W on Jun 30, 2016
Best Answer: Hi Karin,

I have purchased 2 of these beautiful trees. I use one on each end of my front house for landscape trees and they accent the shrubs perfectly... The answer is yes, but, it should have at least a partial day of sun to grow and thrive well.. my trees receive sun in the morning till about noon or so and the shade the balance of the day when the sun goes behind the house. I hope this helps you in answer to your question.. Please let me know if i can help answer any other questions you may have. Juanita
Reply · Report · Juanita C on Jun 30, 2016
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What is the worse time of the year to plant an emerald green arborvitae in Northeast Mississippi? What is the best time?
Fred C on Jun 29, 2016
Best Answer: From my experience, summer is the worse time and Fall or early spring are the best times. If you do plant an emerald green in summer when it is hot be sure to keep it well watered. Don't forget to lightly mulch around the base of the tree, but don't overdo it. I planted all my emerald greens in early Nov. and late Feb. I live in Georgia, 40 miles south of Atlanta. All of them are doing well.
Reply · Report · Nancy H on Jun 29, 2016
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Are they deer resistant?
Priss on Jun 20, 2016
Best Answer: One of the reasons I chose arborvitae is because my I do have the occasional deer in my yard and my father told me this tree would not be bothered by deer. I have had no problem with deer bothering my arborvitae.
Reply · Report · Sharon C on Jun 20, 2016
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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
Reply · Report · Katrina T on Feb 7, 2016
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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!
Reply · Report · Jack M on Aug 24, 2015
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