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    Emerald Green Arborvitae for Sale

    Emerald Green Arborvitae for Sale

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Emerald Green Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'


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-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
-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.

Coarse 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- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

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.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

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Evergreens Grow to a Perfect 8-12 Foot Height

Ready to cultivate your own privacy fence or lush screen of greenery? The Emerald Green Arborvitae is the go-to. Easy to grow and sized perfectly, these hedge trees are ideal for tight areas. Their shimmering emerald color and disease resistance make them an extremely popular evergreen hedge.

Your best choice for a medium-sized privacy screen. Just plant these amazing hedges every 3 feet for a tidy, neat look that never needs trimming.

Ideal for small yards, the Emerald Green Arborvitae is perfect for planting next to foundations or other tight areas where you need an attractive evergreen accent tree.

And the Arborvitaes, also known as Emerald Green Thujas, are exceptional performers, adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and weather extremes. That means you won't have to deal with ugly browning in even the coldest of winters or unattractive dead spots and holes.

Best of all? This cultivar even resists snow and ice damage. Since Emerald Greens are one of the thickest evergreens you can plant, they're super durable and adaptable, forming 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 corner of your home.

Adaptability and versatility are key when it comes to the Emerald Green. The possibilities are endless, making Emerald Green Thuja an extremely popular hedge tree. Order yours today!

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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
121 Reviews
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Shipping was timely as promised. Rootball was packaged nicely in burlap. Very little breakage during shipment. Received very healthy strong rooted trees. Would order again.
November 27, 2018
2 months ago
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Just Perfect
I think these trees are absolutely beautiful. I purchased the 4'-5' tall trees and they are perfect for where I needed them. They came 2 to a box - easy to open and very easy to plant. Great customer service on the "how to" part!!
The only reason I gave 4 stars is that when I called back to order 2 more (because I measured incorrectly) I had to pay a higher price - I think if I were selling to someone who had just purchased 8 trees I would give the same price. But I needed the trees so I paid the price!
I can't wait to see these trees mature so I have a gorgeous private rear yard. The color and stature is superb.
November 5, 2018
2 months ago
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Very nice
I was very impressed with packing and the quality of the trees. I will definitely order more trees from this site in the future.
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October 8, 2018
3 months ago
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Awesome trees
Better buying, shipping, delivery and receiving experience than I ever imagined. Trees were in GREAT shape when they showed up after a 3 day voyage! I will be shopping here again!
September 11, 2018
3 months ago
What a perfect in looks and use for a small yard. I have planted many of these and can't wait until they are at full growth.
September 2, 2018
3 months ago
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Beautiful little trees
These are so pretty next to our white siding at the side of our home. Great accent to our yard! We planted them very small, so only a few feet tall after a couple of years, but can't wait for them to reach maturity.
August 15, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Beautiful tall bushes
At least 24" tall, very healthy and still doing very well.............................................................................................
August 15, 2018
4 months ago
They are doing great, already seen some grown. Purchased in the fall. Very healthy trees, will buy more in the future
August 5, 2018
7 months ago
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I planted my tree in the midst of our hottest week and therefore was anxious every day to get to it with plenty of water to keep it from drying out. So far, it looks good and will not succumb to the heat, but I imagine I will have to wait a bit to see any significant growth. I keep hoping and praying, however, because I do want it to survive.Yvonne
August 3, 2018
5 months ago
Emerald green
Fast shipping ,Trees. Arrived in Great shape , planted them and so far they are looking good will have to see how they make it thru the winter
August 1, 2018
5 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Emerald Green Arborvitae Planting Diretions

The Emerald Green Thuja (American Arborvitae) is a perfect evergreen for smaller spaces. Grow these trees as living screens that won’t overpower your entire lawn and garden with their size. The Emerald Green Thuja grows to a mature height of twelve feet high by three feet wide, and it grows between one and two feet per year.

This selection is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after evergreens because it maintains its lush green color during the winter. (Many arborvitae trees turn a bronze or brown color on the tips of their branches during the winter months).

Planting Directions: Emerald Green Thuja trees grow best in full sun, but they can withstand partial shade (afternoon sun is best in this case). They are hardy in USDA zones 3-8, and will grow well in a variety of soil types. These arborvitaes are not as prone to damage from snow and ice as other selections. They're also more cold-tolerant.

Plant a hedge of Emerald Green Thuja trees for instant privacy. When first planted, they’ll screen your view from chest-height, down. They’ll quickly grow into a dense hedge that protects your privacy from all angles. For best results, plant these trees six feet apart to enjoy their pyramid shape or four feet apart for a dense hedge.

1) When planting Emerald Green Thujas, dig a hole that is just as deep as the root ball and twice as wide.
2) Remove the plant from the pot and set it in the hole to make sure that the hole is not too deep. (If you plant a tree too deep, it will rot at ground-level.) If the top of the root ball is lower than the surrounding soil, remove the tree and fill in part of the hole.
3) Replace the tree and fill in the hole with the same soil you removed. You do not need to add anything to the soil.
4) Mulch around the tree with shredded hardwood mulch. A layer three inches thick extending three feet around the tree is ideal. Pull the mulch one to three inches away from the trunk so that the trunk won’t rot.
5) Water your new tree by counting to 20 while holding the hose near the trunk or give the tree five watering cans full of water.

Watering: Water your new tree every day by holding a hose around it and counting to 20. If you don’t have a hose, five full large watering cans full of water will do. You’ll need to keep this up for the first two weeks.

The second two weeks, you can switch to watering every three days with the above method.

After the first month, water once a week unless it is dry and hot (no rain and temperatures above 80 degrees). If it is hot and dry, water twice a week.

After the first six months, the trees will be established and won’t need any extra water.

Pruning: The Emerald Green Thuja grows well without pruning. In fact, this is one tree that needs no pruning other than to remove dead branches. If you do decide to hedge this tree, make sure that when you trim, the bottom of the tree is wider than the top. If the top is wider than the bottom, the tree will die back from the ground, up.

Fertilizing: This tree does not need extra fertilizer. If the leaves are not the right color, the problem is likely the soil pH. Test the pH and add aluminum sulfate if the pH is too high, and lime if the pH is too low. (Normal pH is between 5.5-7.0.)

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
I have an area that we are wanting a privicy hedge, but we are also trying to plant around power lines.
Madelyn S on Nov 4, 2018
I chose this item for its size and growth rate. I need a screening hedge to add privacy to my yard. This site had the options I needed in order to purchase the correct size plant.
Sandra C on Oct 7, 2018
I have an area that we are wanting a privicy hedge, but we are also trying to plant around power lines.
Madelyn S on Nov 4, 2018
To block a generator
Kevin R on Oct 14, 2018
I chose this item for its size and growth rate. I need a screening hedge to add privacy to my yard. This site had the options I needed in order to purchase the correct size plant.
Sandra C on Oct 7, 2018
I chose these trees because their mature height is no taller than 15 feet. They are being used as a privacy fence.
Deborah B on Oct 4, 2018
Beautiful shape, needed some evergreens for foundation planting.
Ericka B on Oct 3, 2018
Already have 100 trees from your company like this
William M on Sep 22, 2018
for pricey from a neighbor
Lorrie M on Sep 2, 2018
I have limited space in my yard
tonya g on Aug 12, 2018
To have private fence.
Rakesh V on Jul 15, 2018
to replace 5 purchased back in July 2017 from your outfit that did not survive
Laura T on Jul 8, 2018
I loved the one sent me earlier in May and want another.
yvonne r on Jul 5, 2018
i wanted a care free green border buffer.
Joseph P. S on Jun 25, 2018
Low maintenance & beautiful!
Renae H on Jun 17, 2018
Want a nice tree hedge for privacy and that is what the description is on these beautiful trees.
Susanne S on Jun 11, 2018
Perfect height. Not too tall for yard.
Korin P on Jun 9, 2018
We needed privacy screen from neighbors. We've seen several homes that use this arborvitae and thought we would try it.
Marilyn O on Jun 3, 2018
easy to maintain privacy trees
katie k on May 11, 2018
Privacy Shrub that doesn't take up a lot of space.
TIYANA D on May 7, 2018
To block my neighbor from driving through my property to get to his property.
Eileen B on May 7, 2018
wanted ones that would stop at this eight but provide privacy
Dan S on May 6, 2018
Privacy and looks
robert e on May 3, 2018
It grows the perfect height 8 to 12 ft for a small backyard.
Dominic M on Apr 25, 2018
Within Budget and evergreen.
Elizabeth M on Apr 16, 2018
perimeter of property for privacy wall
ENZO A on Apr 15, 2018
Beautiful trees, hardy and fast growing for privacy.
David J on Apr 15, 2018
I am hoping to fill two corners in flower beds at opposite front edges of my home to add height to my landscaping. I read these plants would grow nicely and don't require much maintenance which is what I am looking for. We will see how they turn out.
Robin B on Apr 4, 2018
I love the way this tree matures. It does not lose color. Can’t wait to get my baby in the ground.
Thomasina B on Mar 28, 2018
For privacy, insulation, and beauty.
Nina P on Mar 25, 2018
like the looks and fast growing
gwen s on Mar 17, 2018
For Privacy and color throughout the year.
Laura W on Mar 13, 2018
Need fast growing Privacy from a storage unit place right up to my back yard.
Jonathan W on Mar 12, 2018
They look beautiful
Afshan Y on Mar 8, 2018
Nice looking trees and the height I want for privacy
Rhonda E on Mar 5, 2018
Height plus privacy
Sandra B on Feb 28, 2018
To match what I already have.
Richard P on Feb 22, 2018
Limited height for my application
Steven S on Feb 12, 2018
space &
Rhonda R on Feb 10, 2018
size color and shape
Andrew B on Jan 13, 2018
On the left side of my home Chosen these trees for Privacy a wall with no fence there still babies but it’s gonna look like it has potential can’t wait to they are fully grow No fences are need it can’t wait
Ricardo R on Nov 10, 2017
To screen out my neighbor’s view into my yard.
Stephanie M on Nov 5, 2017
I chose these trees because I have seen them around our neighborhood and they are both attractive and functional. After years of looking at the neighbors mess I can now look forward to a beautiful natural privacy screen!
Dawn J on Oct 23, 2017
We wanted to create a privacy screen in our back yard where we are going to start a garden. They were packaged so nice when they were shipped to us we ordered 10 more to plant for this fall.
Wes C on Oct 21, 2017
I bought these Arborvitae to build a row against side property line and these required more watering and maintenance than expected.
Enrique P on Oct 21, 2017
To match the ones already planted several years ago
Mark T on Oct 17, 2017
I've been looking for the perfect tree to go along the fence for privacy. This suits me fine.
Jennifer S on Oct 15, 2017
This tree is great for my front yard
Larry S on Oct 15, 2017
compact but tall enough to block out the neighbors and also going to use them as a windbreak on the northside of the house. No pruning or trimming or having to climb a ladder if I read everything alright.
Jim S on Oct 9, 2017
Privacy Gate Entrance
Keeya W on Oct 6, 2017
I ordered these to make a privacy screen in a narrow space
phillip h on Oct 6, 2017
I wanted an evergreen screen that would not get too tall so it would not affect power lines.
Melody R on Oct 4, 2017
To block a generator
Kevin R on Oct 14, 2018
I chose these trees because their mature height is no taller than 15 feet. They are being used as a privacy fence.
Deborah B on Oct 4, 2018
how close to home foundation can this be planted ?
Peggy A on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You could plant as close as 2 foot to the foundation.
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.
Are they pest resistant?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We have trouble with bagworms on this tree. They seem to prefer this tree over other evergreens.
How long does it take to reach full growth?
BobbiejoT on Nov 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Once they are established in the ground, they can grow 12 to 18 " per year to reach a height of 8 to 12 feet at maturity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 do these trees perform in clay based soil in partial shade near hardwood glen?
Ceadaug on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They do best in well draining soil so I would amend the soil and they do grow best in Full Sun.
if this is planted right next to the house can the roots damage the foundation?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can plant the Emerald green thuja next to your foundation, sidewalks, etc... they do no have disturbing roots.
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.
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 would recommend 1 per tree. The soil is meant as an amendment only, so it does not need to fill the entire hole when planting.
When can you hedge cut your emerald green?
Sissy on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Emerald Green Thuja grows well without pruning. In fact, this is one tree that needs no pruning other than to remove dead branches. If you do decide to hedge this tree, make sure that when you trim, the bottom of the tree is wider than the top. If the top is wider than the bottom, the tree will die back from the ground, up.
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.
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.
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.
Can these be spaced further than 3 feet if I don't want a dense hedge?
Anastasia H on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they get 3-4 foot wide. So you can plant them as you would like.
can i plant the tree ia pot on my deck?
jackie on Jun 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant them in a container.
How close can you plant near septic system?
Jake G on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 3-5ft away from a septic system.
I want to create an instant large privacy wall, would these trees be perfect for that or should I choose another type?
Nicole J on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Emerald Green Arborvitae once established grow about 1 to 1/2 feet a year. Our Thuja Green Giants once established can grow 3 to 5 feet a year. The Thuja Green Giants will give you privacy faster.
Can these be trimmed to maintain a certain heights?
Lisa Z on May 5, 2015
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.
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.
If I buy the 3ft-4ft how big is the root ball?
Eva W on Aug 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The rootball is as big as the container it comes in. This site does not disappoint. We absolutely loved these that we ended up ordering more! Almost 40 to be exact. We planted them for a privacy row!
Can i plant this above and close to the retaining wall? I have about 4 feet space in between.
Lee Jameson T on Jul 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant close to a retaining wall, their mature width is 3-4ft.
When is the best time to plants arborvitae in northeast texas???
Fabiola on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
Do they tolerate wet soil?
Linda M on Oct 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They work best in well draining soil.
When to plan green arborvitae in NH?
Margaret D on Jul 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can plant the Emerald Green Arborvitae any time of year as long as you can dig a hole in the ground.

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