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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Perfect Height for Privacy, Even in Small Spaces
Why Emerald Green Arborvitaes?
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. And their shimmering emerald color and disease resistance make them extremely popular.
The Emerald is your best choice for a medium-sized privacy screen. Just plant these amazing hedges in groupings for a tidy, neat look that never needs trimming. The Emerald Green Arborvitae is perfect for planting next to foundations or other tight areas where you need an attractive evergreen accent tree that grows hassle0free.
And the Arborvitaes are exceptional performers, adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and weather extremes. That means you won't have to deal with ugly browning, even in the coldest of winters, or unattractive dead spots and holes.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Your Emerald Green is one of the thickest evergreens you can plant, so it forms a solid privacy fence that you'll never have to prune. And once it's established, it thrives on rainfall alone.
That means virtually no upkeep for you.
Because your Emerald Green is a proven performer, grown at our nursery for best results, there's no guesswork in growing.
Adaptability and versatility are key when it comes to the Emerald Green. The possibilities are endless, making the Emerald Green Thuja an extremely popular hedge tree. Order your own Emerald Green privacy today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Very nice trees, taller than expected and arrived in great shape. Can hardly wait for them to grow!
I ordered 2 10-packs and 1 single 1-2 foot arborvitae. I planted them to create privacy between our fences. For some reason everyone can see right into my back yard...So far, we've had high winds, days as warm as 68 and nights as cold as teens. They are still alive and happy little trees. When we first got them the tops of the trees were turning a bit brown, some looked worse than others. However, after a week of not planting because of a March 1st snow, they are in the ground and all seem happy. I have very sandy soil so I bought some tree soil at Lowe's and used it to help provide some feed/nutrition for them. I dug the tree holes quite large to be able to put soil in there and used the soil to cover them as well. We then bough decomposed granite (commonly known as DG) to fill in our flower/tree beds. In our area the wind is so bad that mulch just goes everywhere, so we opted for DG. I'm so happy with my arborvitaes! I will order from FGT for any of my future needs!
I ordered 8 Emerald Green Arborvitae in the 4-5 foot size. I live in California so they had to be shipped 3000 miles across the country. They arrived yesterday via FedEx Ground and when I opened the boxes ( 4 boxes, 2 trees to a box ) I was so happy with what I saw ! The trees were in perfect condition. Each rootball was wrapped in burlap with a plastic bag around that and they were still moist. Each tree was 4 1/2 feet tall and a healthy width. I had already dug 8 big holes earlier in the week so after giving each tree some fresh water to their rootball I planted them right away. I also bought 1 packet of “ Root Rocket “ and “ Planting Mix “ for each tree. I’m looking for a tall privacy screen along a fence so I spaced the trees 3 feet apart and 2 feet back from the fence. I’m so happy with Fast Growing Trees. I ordered them on a Sunday, they shipped on Monday and arrived in California Friday morning. A big Thank You to this company for the quality of their product and the seemless delivery !
Exactly as described, plants are very healthy upon arrival and it took me almost two weeks to get them planted and they are doing fantastic. Very happy
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Emerald Green Thujas grow best in full sun, but they can withstand partial shade (afternoon sun is best in this case). And for best results, plant these trees six feet apart to enjoy their pyramid shape or four feet apart for a dense hedge.
When planting Emerald Green Thujas, dig a hole that is just as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. If the top of the root ball is lower than the surrounding soil, remove the tree and fill in part of the hole. Replace the tree and fill in the hole with the same soil you removed. You do not need to add anything to the soil. Mulch around the tree with shredded hardwood mulch. A layer three inches thick, extending three feet, around the tree is ideal.
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.
2. Watering: Water your new tree weekly or twice weekly by holding a hose around it and counting to 20.
After the first month, water just 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 subsist on rainfall alone.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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|
|$119 +||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 - 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|