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Emerald Green Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

418 reviews
Evergreen Trees

  • Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae

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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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Plant Care

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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
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      3-8 outdoors

Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

Product Description

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.

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

Questions & Answers

Emerald Green Arborvitae Spacing

Plant one every 4 to 5 feet and they quickly create a dense barrier. For example, if you want Emerald Greens spread across an area approximately 50 feet in width, you’ll plant one every 4 to 5 feet. 

Planting the Emerald Green Thuja

Generally, we recommend planting Emerald Green in the spring or fall – as long as the ground isn’t frozen, you’re good to grow.

Dig a hole for each tree that is two to three times as wide as the root ball but just as deep. You don’t need to add anything to the planting hole. Place the tree and fill in around the tree with the same soil you took out when initially digging the hole. Finally, tamp down as you fill to cut back on any air pockets from forming, water the tree, then mulch to conserve moisture in the area.

When Do I Water My Emerald Green Thuja?

For the first two weeks, water your new tree every other day by holding a hose around it for about 20 seconds. If you don’t have a hose, one or two large watering cans will suffice.

After that, switch to watering every three days with the same method mentioned above. 

Once the first month has passed, water once a week unless it is dry and hot (no rain and temperatures above 80 degrees). 

And finally, after the first six months, your trees should be established and won’t need any extra water. Natural rainfall in your area should be sufficient at this stage, provided you aren’t experiencing drought conditions.

How Do I Prune My Emerald Green Thuja?

You don’t have to prune Emerald Greens; however, you can trim once a year to your desired height. We recommend pruning in the fall and trimming with clean shears, making symmetrical cuts at a 45-degree angle.

Left unpruned, Emerald Greens planted in rows can reach as high as 15 to 20 feet. However, most homeowners keep their Emerald Greens trimmed to around 12 feet.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

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, & 6. 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.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

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 $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
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$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95
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Paul J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Works for me

I could not find a local tree at nurseries living here in Reno area so I tried you guys the product came well Packaged and ready to plant it was kind of on the smaller end of the advertise size. it was a replacement for one the guide and even though it’s under size it’s kind of cute next to the bigger trees Product and service was as advertised and I thank you Emerald Green Arborvitae Review
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Wonderful company

I am extremely pleased with my purchases from Fast Growing Trees! I just received my 10 Emerald Arborvitae. They are in wonderful shape & look very healthy! Over the last month or so, I have also purchased, 10 crape myrtles & 1 Sunset Red Maple, for a total of 21 trees from this company! ALL of them have done fabulously! I would definitely recommend Fast Growing trees for any of your planting needs! Emerald Green Arborvitae Emerald Green Arborvitae Emerald Green Arborvitae Review
Richard V.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Great experience, fast shipping and well packed. Trees planted according to instructions and doing well. Emerald Green Arborvitae Review
Christina M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful trees

Trees were packaged well and approximate 18 inches tall. They’ve been in the ground for a couple of weeks. I’m keeping them watered through this heatwave. So far so good! Emerald Green Arborvitae Review
kevin w.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Healthy, beautiful trees

We ordered the ten pack and they arrived in perfect condition, packed in boxes with 2 trees per box. They were healthy and beautiful. I would order again. Emerald Green Arborvitae Review