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The perfect evergreen for low hedges or accents. Emerald Green Thujas don't need any care... they mature to 8-12 ft. tall, so just plant them and forget them!


Emerald Green Thuja

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


Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 8-10 ft
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Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 5-6 ft
$25.00 Oversize Fee
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Ships Tomorrow
List: $299.90
Sale: $149.95
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Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft
$7.00 Oversize Fee
Ships Tomorrow
List: $179.90
Sale: $89.95
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Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

Ships Tomorrow
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
Qty: 
Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships Tomorrow
List: $79.90
Sale: $39.95
OUT OF STOCK
Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

Ships Tomorrow
List: $39.90
Sale: $19.95
Qty: 

Experts Recommend

Planting Mix
Emerald Green Thuja Planting Mix

Helps your Emerald Green Thuja 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.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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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. 

Emerald Green Thujas 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.

Growing Zones: 3-8

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 3-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Emerald Green Thuja

Specific Directions for Emerald Green Thuja
Plant your Emerald Green Thuja 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.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Emerald Green Thuja.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Emerald Green Thuja gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Emerald Green Thuja again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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.
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December 31, 2012
Very adaptable, and fast growing. This tree stays bright green all year and looks great as a boarder along fence lines
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
The trees arrived beautifully and seem to be thriving in the extreme heat of the southeast.
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December 31, 2012
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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
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December 31, 2012
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!
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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!
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
Ordered 3 Emerald Thuja. Arrived in two shipments, an hour apart. All healthy, big beauties. Recommend the plant and dealer
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December 31, 2012
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1 year 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
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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
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April 16, 2015
lancaster, OH, US
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6
My trees arrived in excellent shape and I can't wait to have them grow into a nice screen. The way the trees were packed ensured that they could not be damaged in shipment and would stay moist.
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December 31, 2012
I planted the trees and they have really grown well and are about 7 inches taller than when I bought them a couple of years ago, thank
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Beautiful Helathy Trees
Ordered 10 to serve as a screen to my shed and they all arrived looking green and healthy right out of the box. I would definitely order again in the future.
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January 30, 2015
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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.
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June 8, 2015
CT, US
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I planted my first Thujas a year and a half ago. They have grown a couple of inches. The second I planted this spring and I am still getting dead spots. I like the appearance and the low maintenance and hopefully they will continue to thrive.
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October 7, 2014
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1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
The Thujas I received were hearty and in excellent condition upon receipt. I am quite pleased with the quality of the product.
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December 31, 2012
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Emerald Green Thuja
My new thuja scared me with some brown needles in the first couple of weeks ..... but since then has been thriving beautifully and receiving many compliments from neighbors!!
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July 27, 2015
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Great Product and Great Service
I ordered 4 Emerald Green Thujas. They arrived in excellent
condition and exactly on the day promised. If the need
arises, I will certainly order again from this site.
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July 29, 2015
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2 weeks ago
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green thuja
All 8 thujas are doing very well. Will wait to see it'd they survive a Wyoming winter.
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so far so good
I had a professional landscaper redo my front yard on the front of my house. In the first year three evergreens died and I got them replaced after a struggle with the landscaper. took me four months to get them to come back and replace. Those replaced soon died also. Then put I put in Techny Arborvitae. They are working so far but I am not impressed with their looks. So now I have replaced the last two of the originals with your Thuja and they look great ,love them. Now i will just see how they survive the winter which has been hard on the originals and the Arborvitae. If they hold up well, over winter, then I may well start replacing the Techny's with Thujas from Fast Growing Trees
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July 30, 2015
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2 weeks ago
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Arrived very healthy and packed well.
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December 31, 2012
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The Thuja came in good shape, quickly, and seem to be doing well as of this writing.
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July 29, 2015
Tipton, IN, US
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1 month ago
Growing Zone:
5
We planted 3 of these in 2010. They were about 4 ft tall when planted and they grew about 6 inches a year until the winter of 2013. The first two winters I put a deer fence around each tree. I did not do this in 2013 and the deer ate each one them up to the 5ft level leaving only 10 in cap on top they could not reach. I am going to have to replace them all. We live in a zone 3 location.
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December 31, 2012
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Slow growth
Out of 8 one turned brown and trying to revive. All are growing very slowly
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July 28, 2015
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Concerned for Longevity
I purchased 3 of these trees. Each are showing some signs of browning, despite a wet spring and summer. They have not grown much since planting a few months ago and I do have general concerns for their longevity.
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July 28, 2015
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2 months ago
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It died
Planted the tree as instructed. In arkansas which fit the zone. the tree died within 5 weeks.
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July 28, 2015
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Many died
I bought 15 initially. They seemed to do ok for a few months, but then 4 turned brown and died. A few months later, 4 more died. I've replaced the ones that died, and I'm hoping they will I better in these cooler months.
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10 months ago
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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 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 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 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 · Report · Stephanie C on Jul 29, 2015
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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.
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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
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what is the life span ?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: We bought over 20 of these trees last year. They have filled out nicely and are a beautiful shape and color. We suggest you depend on the nursery experts advice regarding the life span.
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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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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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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
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some end are turning brown why?
jacob k on Jun 6, 2015
Best Answer: Menards are twice the size for half the price go there! I bought 40 from fast growing trees and 2 years later 4 remain alive, 12 of them turned brown and had to be thrown away first 3 months. Buy local, the ones I bought at local Menards still are all alive and doing great.
Reply · Report · Dale L on Jun 7, 2015
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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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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.
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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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are these trees smog resistant ?
lonna o on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: Are there other trees that grow where you are planting your thuja? They seem to be pretty hearty but who knows about smog.... Are YOU smog resistant?
Reply · Report · Katrina T on Oct 22, 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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We live in Paso Robles, Ca. Will the emerald green thuja thrive in full sun and calcareous soil and limited water?
Meridith M on Aug 30, 2014
Best Answer: I WOULD MIX TOP SOIL WHEN PLANTING AND WATER EVERY DAY FOR TWO WEEKS. THEN ONCE A WEEK FOR A MONTH . THEN WATER AS YOU THINK IS NEEDED. HERE IN MARYLAND WE GET PLENTY OF RAIN SO AFTER A MONTH I DON'T WATER UNLESS WE GET A DRY SPELL. AND YES MY TREES ARE IN FULL SUN.
Reply · Report · RICHARD S on Aug 31, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Steven L on Jul 1, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · James H on Sep 8, 2014
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We live in Orange, CA. Will the Emerald Green Thuja be okay in our weather conditions? We have many sunny days.
Eva M on Sep 5, 2014
Best Answer: I live in San Diego, Ca. about 20 miles inland with 90 degree temps. Mine are doing fine and after 5 years are about 5' tall. I lost one of five for some reason, but it was replaced by the company.
Reply · Report · Sandra W on Sep 5, 2014
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I'm interested in the 4' to 5' Emerald Green Thuja trees. Would you be able to send me a photo of what I would receive? Or is the photo labeled "Pam with Emerald Green Thuja" a real picture of the 4' to 5' tree?
anthony g on Jul 20, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Anthony
Yes the picture labeled "Pam with Emerald Green Thuja" is a real picture of Pam at our sight. If you are interested and require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our sales department at 1 (888) 504-2001. They will be happy to answer all your questions. Happy Gardening
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 21, 2015
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Can this plant survive in southern California - Inland Empire area?
Joy H on Jun 11, 2015
Best Answer: I live in New England, so I have no idea about Southern California. I had 4 out of 6 die. They were planted in a place that got to much shade in the Winter months. The 2 that lived had sun.
Reply · Report · Kathleen G on Jun 12, 2015
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how long do the trees live?
Adam H on Dec 5, 2014
Best Answer: In ideal conditions the Emerald Green Thuja should live about 30-60 years.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 18, 2014
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I'm in SLC. Is it too late to plant these right now?
Nurse143 on Nov 13, 2014
Best Answer: Emerald green thuja evergreens can be planted all year long, up until the ground is frozen. So if your ground in SLC is not frozen then you are OK to plant them.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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planting area only gets about 1-2 hours of full sun. How will this effect the growth rate?
Timothy N on Oct 26, 2014
Best Answer: Less sun will slow down the growth rate.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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I live in Minnesota, I just planted these trees, they are small young trees. Do they need to be covered for the Winter?
Theresa R on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: I would mulch heavily around the base. They're cold hardy and shouldn't need to be covered , unless youred worried about snow becoming too heavy for their branches.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 19, 2014
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Are these single trunk trees? any chance of 5/6 foot trees? I only need 6 trees.
John S on Oct 12, 2014
Best Answer: Our Emerald Green Thujas are single trunk. We do not currently have any in 5-6ft but we do occasionally carry them.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 19, 2014
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If I am in zone 9, would these plants still do okay or would they die?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2014
Best Answer: The recommended growing zone for the Emerald Green Thuja is 3-8 so it is hard to say how it would do in zone 9. There have been people who have planting outside of their growing zone and they have thrived. If you do purchase outside of the recommended growing zone we cannot guarantee the trees.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 29, 2014
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when is the best time to plant theses trees in Maine?
Sandy on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: With evergreens you can really plant them whenever. However, most people will plant them in early fall or spring.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 29, 2014
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can you plant in September in Colorado?
Mary B on Aug 30, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, September is a good time to plant in your area.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 1, 2014
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We live in Southern Utah in the city of St George area code 84790. Our summer days can often exceed 100 degrees. Will the Emerald Green Thuja do well in this area?
Steven K on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: Yes Emerald Green Thujas do very well in Utah and are drought tolerant. They can beat the heat.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Privacy trees zone 10?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2014
Best Answer: Privacy trees that grow well in zone 10 are the Leyland Cypress, Italian Cypress, Wax myrtle and multiplex Bamboo.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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I need 6 trees greater than 4' right now, can you help, if not who would you recomend in Toledo, Ohio?
John S on Aug 19, 2014
Best Answer: We have many trees that over over 4 ft currently in stock. The Thuja Green giant is available in the 5 -6 ft size, so is the Leyland Cypress and the Willow Hybrid. The 4 to 5 ft Emerald Green Thuja is at least 4 ft tall and anywhere between 4 to 5 ft tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 21, 2014
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How do you ship?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
Best Answer: When ship next day, standard ground shipping with FedEx.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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after I get the concrete poured I will be using Emerald Green Thuja to make a 14' privacy fence. How much planting mix and how many fertilizer tablets will I need for those trees? Also, any larger than 4/5 '?
John S on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Mix half a bag of potting mix with your natural soil for each tree. Each tree will need 3 fertilizer tablets each. We often carry a larger 5 to 6 ft size in the Emerald Green Thuja, but that size is currently on back order until further notice.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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is this a pattented plant?
Rick S on May 18, 2015
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Can they be placed and grown in a planter?
NickP on May 11, 2015
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Can these be trimmed to maintain a certain heights?
Lisa Z on May 5, 2015
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Why are these listed on your fast growing site? Have had them for three years and they have grown just a couple of inches. I'm 61 and I'll be planted before they get 8 Ft.
Kathleen G on May 1, 2015
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I bought 6 of these 3 years ago. They are on the south side of house and get a lot of sun all Summer long, but in the late Fall and Winter some are shaded by neighbors house. Three of the ones that got the most Winter shade died Does this sound like the cause?. One is half dead and the other two are green, but haven't grown very much. What is the growth rate of these. Do the giant version grow faster?
Kathleen G on May 1, 2015
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Doesn't look like its good for the Edmonton, AB area. What are your thoughts?
Marc V on Apr 28, 2015
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I just sent an email and was reading some reviews..I live in zone 5 in Albany NY, was wondering if the Thuji Tree would be good, or should I have bought the Emerald??
cara l on Apr 26, 2015
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I planted 10 of these in the fall and the tops of every one were eaten by deer this winter. Will they grow back or do I have to prune them? They are only 12 inches tall.
Brenda G on Apr 22, 2015
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how much does the emerald green thuja trees weigh at 5-6ft?
Kerry on Apr 21, 2015
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What kind of disease and bugs are these trees susceptible to? My family had some in Cincinnati and my mother said they got bagworms, and it's not worth buying them. I live in Columbus, Ohio and see these everywhere. Is this tree worth the investment or is there something else for small yards. I would like a tree that's dense, and doesn't grow wide or too high.
sarah j on Apr 9, 2015
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where is the grower located for the Emerald Green Thuja? Any sustainable growing practices used?
devon h on Mar 26, 2015
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I live in Central NY on a windy open hill top. Would the Emerald Green Thuja tolerate cold wintry blast? Zone 3-4.
aaron b on Mar 21, 2015
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Are these considered non-native invasive species in central Texas? I want evergreens, but to not want to spread them everywhere on my ranch like mountain junipers or red cedars will do.
Txgal51 on Mar 6, 2015
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We planted 18 Thuja's in early October, watered faithfully like required and watched all 18 turn a dark brown and die within 2 months. We live in Colorado and have been told they do not thrive well here at all. Has anyone else had this issue?
Maudie on Feb 28, 2015
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I live in zone 5b but I don't dare plant for only that zone. I know it is safer for a zone 3 or 4 in my area of 5b. I will be buying these from you. I want some in pots but I plan to take the pot and put it in a larger pot say 3 to 4 wider. I plan to put spray foam in between the pots. Is that OK or am I crazy? :) Along with plenty of mulch or straw on top of the tree in the pot. Should that be sufficient and safe for winterizing. That was my first question. My second is are these trees safe from that winter freezing and turning forever brown. I don't have to wrap do I and if I spray that moisture spray before winter would that be sufficient? I will be purchasing approx 10 to 14. Thank you staff, need help.
Janis C on Jan 25, 2015
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if purchased now ,can i put in pots in protected porch till spring?
moe b on Jan 1, 2015
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I would like to order these as they are on sale right now, but I am very leery of planting during the month of January...I am in zipcode 19512. Where these would be going there is no wind break, it is out in the open. If I can not plant right away, how would I store until spring?
JoAnn on Dec 29, 2014
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I bought the Planting Mic for Thuja Trees, does this come with the seedlings of the plant? If not is that what the Emerald Green Thuja Transplant fertilizer is???
John H on Dec 26, 2014
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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