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Emerald Green Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'


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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 Rocket™ 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
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


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3-4 ft.

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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.
January 1, 2013
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
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Very adaptable, and fast growing. This tree stays bright green all year and looks great as a boarder along fence lines
January 1, 2013
over 4 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!
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
The trees arrived beautifully and seem to be thriving in the extreme heat of the southeast.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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
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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
January 1, 2013
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!
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
Ordered 3 Emerald Thuja. Arrived in two shipments, an hour apart. All healthy, big beauties. Recommend the plant and dealer
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 6 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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Beautiful, clean, and small.
Masom H on Apr 24, 2017
In a mountain community with cold snowy winters, we have crabapple trees growing along a fence in our backyard. There is a house very close on the other side of the fence The crabapples are deciduous, of course, so we need a row of narrow tall trees that are evergreen to provide privacy without intruding too much on the crabapples. We hope the emerald green arborvitae will do the job.
Martha F on Apr 13, 2017
Beautiful, clean, and small.
Masom H on Apr 24, 2017
Compact size
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
In a mountain community with cold snowy winters, we have crabapple trees growing along a fence in our backyard. There is a house very close on the other side of the fence The crabapples are deciduous, of course, so we need a row of narrow tall trees that are evergreen to provide privacy without intruding too much on the crabapples. We hope the emerald green arborvitae will do the job.
Martha F on Apr 13, 2017
Franklin D W on Apr 10, 2017
beautiful evergreen
Brenda W on Apr 7, 2017
Privacy and fast growing.
Monica W on Apr 7, 2017
Wanted something that is evergreen to offer privacy on one side of the yard - met most of the specifications we had in mind
Sandra K on Apr 6, 2017
Color and size
Brad M on Apr 4, 2017
Constance H on Apr 3, 2017
We need a couple of Arborvitaes to fill in our trees in the front of our house.
Mark N on Apr 3, 2017
Looking to book off some electrical boxes at the street
Chris H on Apr 2, 2017
Libby D on Apr 2, 2017
evan p on Mar 31, 2017
Using on my side of my house for privacy.
Rosie P on Mar 30, 2017
Height of item planting close to my house
Kirt K on Mar 28, 2017
Replacing a tree in front yard, and wanted something small but stayed green all year this seemed to fit the bill.
Renee B on Mar 25, 2017
Large selection,good prices.Hopefully good quality
steven k on Mar 24, 2017
Good windbreak, green all year replacement for consumers energy removal of 9 twenty foot blur spruces due to powerlines
Jeanette N on Mar 19, 2017
Max height for side yard
Jonathon H on Mar 18, 2017
I think these evergreens will make a beautiful privacy between my yard and the closeness of the street I live on! Can't wait to see how great they are going to look!! Denise
DENISE D on Mar 17, 2017
great privacy fence for a driveway.
lisa s on Mar 11, 2017
I chose this for ease of growing and for privacy.
Craig M on Mar 5, 2017
They will create the right height screen for my yard
Randall W on Feb 25, 2017
Smaller size Arborvitae
AMY O on Feb 21, 2017
Easy growing, slim, and tall.
Sheri P on Feb 20, 2017
Google access made it easy. And we were looking for trees with limited height and we liked the Emerald Green Arborvitae trees.
Oliver G on Feb 18, 2017
It good for my small yard
Liem Thanh c on Feb 15, 2017
I choose these because I wanted something that grows fairly quick. The height and width of these trees will give me the privacy fence that I want without taking too much space.
Phil S on Feb 6, 2017
Classic look. Doesn't grow to fast
cismetguss m on Jan 11, 2017
Looking for privacy trees along the fence in my back yard. These will be perfect!!!
Cheryl J on Dec 7, 2016
To create a natural privacy fence without over running other needed space in the yard for kid's playground and garden.
Trent T on Nov 28, 2016
We need a privacy block that will not get too wide or tall, and these look lovely!
I hope they like our sandy soil!
Shirley W on Nov 26, 2016
We need a nice low maintenance privacy fence and these will do it nicely!
Anita L S on Nov 7, 2016
want privacy from neighbors
Joseph M on Oct 17, 2016
Need a privacy hedge quickly
Tracy S on Oct 11, 2016
Small variety of the thuja evergreens, exactly what I need. I only wish the larger option wasn't sold out, but remain hopeful the tree will arrive closer to 4 feet in size... we shall see.
Angie C on Oct 9, 2016
No maintance needed. Privacy hedge.
George S on Oct 9, 2016
fast growing
FELICE K on Oct 9, 2016
ordered 14 was very happy with them only thing I should have ordered more
A S on Oct 6, 2016
soft needles
Heidi M on Oct 6, 2016
close to pool and privacy
Susana L on Oct 5, 2016
Best price on the WEB + GOOGLE Trusted Business for added customer protection
Joel D on Oct 3, 2016
fast growing evergreen
Blake R on Sep 30, 2016
I needed an evergreen for the focal point in a small flowerbed next to my house. I like how this one will not grow to large.
james b on Sep 28, 2016
I wanted to create a little Privacy along the Fence-Line so I went with the Emerald Green Arborvitae.
Peter A on Sep 27, 2016
Very nice tree and lives well on Long Island
Jesse S on Sep 25, 2016
These will be perfect as a privacy border along our fence and also much nicer to look at than the latter.
Tim W on Sep 13, 2016
Need privacy screen
Edeltraud G on Sep 5, 2016
They will be used in a small area for privacy where two driveways come together.
Thomas S on Sep 3, 2016
Medium growth and great height.
Alison P on Aug 22, 2016
Compact size
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
Franklin D W on Apr 10, 2017
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will these do ok in a shady area?
p r on Oct 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the area is not dense shade and it gets at least 3-4 hours of sunlight, the emerald green arborvitae should thrive as mine have. However, the growth rate is slower given the partial sun/shade conditions. I bought six of them last year, and they are a nice addition to my backyard landscape. I'm located in Zone 5/6 and they seem to withstand central Illinois' weather extremes from blistering hot and humid in the summer to cold, damp, ice, snow and occasional deep freeze temperatures in the winter. Hope this helps.
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.
Can they be placed and grown in a planter?
NickP on May 11, 2015
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..
I want to plant between two adjoining patios. Do I need to worry about root growth?
bicchip on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No need to worry, they have tap roots so they will grow down before they grow out.
winter protection- what kind of mulch should i use for these trees (in pots) for winter in New York?
sharon b on Oct 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For winter protection you can use straw, mulch or shredded leaves.
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.
Can I plant only 2 in an area?
Alice E on Mar 4, 2017
Sure you can plant only two. I have five planted to cover a larger area. You can plant as many or as few as you like.
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.
which one of these "fence" evergreen bushes are deer resistant?
marcy b on Sep 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thuja Green Giants and Emerald Green Arborvitae are not bothered by deer in my area--and I have a deer problem. Deer, however, will eat anything if hungry.

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