Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉) 3-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- 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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Planting & Care
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.)
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|