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Emerald Green ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

493 reviews
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae

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Emerald Green ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

493 reviews
Evergreen Trees

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.

  • Cold hardy
  • Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions
  • One of the thickest evergreens you can plant
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Emerald Green Arborvitae Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Emerald Green Thujas grow best in full sun (6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day), but they can withstand partial shade (afternoon sun is best in this case).

plant watering

Watering Water your new tree 1-2 times per week for the first month, then once a week. Water more frequently if it is dry and hot. Water your tree by placing a water hose at its base for 20 seconds. Emerald Green Thujas will establish after 6 months and regular rainfall will provide sufficient watering.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Use a general evergreen and shrub fertilizer in the Spring to support the growth of your tree.

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 hassle-free.

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 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!

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.

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: Support growth by using an all-purpose evergreen tree and shrub fertilizer starting in the Spring.


How fast does an Emerald Green Arborvitae grow?

Emerald Green Arborvitaes have a slow to moderate growth rate with about 2-3 ft. of growth per year in ideal conditions.

How tall does Emerald Green Arborvitae get?

The Emerald Green Arborvitae will grow to be around 15 ft. tall at maturity.

Are Emerald Green Arborvitaes easy to grow?

Yes! Emerald Green Arborvitaes are very adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and locations, making them low-maintenance and easy to grow.

How close should you plant Emerald Green Arborvitaes?

We recommend planting your Emerald Greens around 3 to 4 ft. apart from one another and other structures and plants.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 3-8 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
3-8 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

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Francy G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Received alive & well

They were in great shape upon arrival, in potted tubes. Very pleased with product. This order was placed in the fall and received plants were smaller than my spring order but still hardy little things. Still doing great after 3 months & my chickens digging two up after one month in the ground. Very pleased with my scrubs & plan on getting more in the spring.

Denise A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Gorgeous and extremely happy.

Good evening, I’m so very happy with my gorgeous trees. I’m giving them TLC and still just walk outside to look at them. I did have a very bad experience with the delivery service FedEx and how several were severely damaged due to the way in which they were tossed at the bottom of my driveway in a pile on top of each other. It’s still hard to believe they did that. I’m giving them TLC to hopefully not loose any. I’ve got to say that am so very impressed how the company stood behind the trees even when this was certainly not their fault. I spoke with Mr Todd several times and he made sure that I would be taken care of. It was a great comfort to know they put their customers first and want to make sure your happy and if any issues arise they will be there for you. This company is certainly a very positive experience for me because they showed me they are there after the sale which is an extremely important moral characteristic to have. I have spoken to many of my family members , friends and acquaintances on just how great they were to me and how they have expressed many times all I need to do is contact them if I need anything. I can tell you that I certainly recommend the gorgeous trees and the morals and values of character this company upholds. I certainly will be purchasing many items in the future from them and plan on being a lifelong customer. I can tell you the quality of the trees are unmatched and I have gotten so many compliments on them. People just stop and look at them and can’t get over how beautiful they are. I believe the company will have future clients due to my front yard view. I hope they do because they deserve it and I promise if you do purchase anything from them you will be so very glad you did. You will find yourself walking outside just to gaze upon the beauty of the trees. I wish you the best and you will be grateful you gave them a chance. Thank you Mr Todd and thank you to the owner of this company. I truly wish you the best in all you do. More companies need to reflect the character and morals this company has. I’m sure you can tell I’m a very happy and satisfied customer. Warm regards, Denise C


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5 Stars so far

Bought 2 Emerald Green Arborvitae trees...absolutely beautiful! It's been 4 to 5 weeks since planted...looking great!.

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The service I received was excellent from start to finish. The process was so easy and I am certain I will revisit the site again