arbor day sale, arborvitae trees, bestsellers, bestsellers-resort, check out these plants that look great right now, evergreen popular products, evergreens for cold climates, evergreens for warm climates, most cold hardy plants, Pack, pams picks, pf-clay, pf-evergreen, pf-fullsun, pf-hedge, pf-loamy, pf-midwest, pf-northeast, pf-northwest, pf-outside, pf-privacy, pf-problem, pf-small, pf-south, pf-southwest, pf-stone, Planting Kit, privacy popular products, sale, spacemaker pf-small trees shrubs, THU-EMG, thuja trees, Top 100, Top 25, Top 50, top rated plants, Tree Spikes, wind noise barriers, winter 1532742336564 10040

Emerald Green ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

484 reviews
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae

    Combine your Emerald Green Arborvitae with other plants like these loropetalum for a more formal look.

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

* Images shown are of mature plants

Emerald Green ArborvitaeThuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

484 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
Available Sizes:
  • 1-2 ft.
  • 2-3 ft.
  • 3-4 ft.
  • 10-Pack (1-2 ft.)
    9% Off
  • 4-Pack (3-4 ft.)
    7% Off
yard planner add button Add to Yard Planner

My FGT Yard Planner

You'll need to log in or create an account in order to save this item

phone icon
Have Questions? Call Now

(800) 973-8959

Emerald Green Arborvitae Care

View Full Planting & Care Instructions
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 $149 $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℉)

Compare Similar Products

  • Rating
  • Mature Height
  • Mature Width
  • Growth Rate
  • Sunlight
block-image Emerald Green Arborvitae
  • 484 reviews
  • 10-15ft.
  • 3-4 ft.
  • Slow
  • Full Sun
block-image Thuja Green Giant
  • 1867 reviews
  • 30-50 ft.
  • 12-15 ft. (standalone width)
  • Fast
  • Full-Partial
block-image Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae
  • 74 reviews
  • 25-30 ft.
  • 4 ft.
  • Fast
  • Full Sun
block-image Spartan Juniper
  • 95 reviews
  • 15-20 ft.
  • 4-5 ft.
  • Fast
  • Full-Partial
block-image Leyland Cypress Tree
  • 455 reviews
  • 40-60 ft.
  • 20-25 ft.
  • Fast
  • Full Sun
block-image Juniper 'Wichita Blue' Tree
  • 51 reviews
  • 15-25 ft.
  • 6-8 ft.
  • Moderate
  • Full Sun

Customer Reviews & Photos

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 484 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Customer Photos
100reviewers would recommend this product Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
  • trees
  • condition
  • shape
  • ground
  • experience
  • delivery
  • plants
  • purchase
  • size
  • shipping
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Trees!

I ordered 31 emerald greens in the 1’ to 2’ range for a hedgerow at the side of my yard. The trees arrived in two days in excellent condition with the branches dark green and tight. The soil and the tree roots were still moist. The trees were inside the designated height range, although I wish the average tree was a bit bigger. I could have bought 2-footers at Home Depot or Lowe’s for about 4 or 5 dollars less, apiece. Upon.visiting these stores, their emerald greens were twiggy and light green. They did not look healthy. Fast Growing Trees came with a set of instructions. I’ve been following the instructions for over a week now and the emerald greens are amazingly healthy. It’s obvious that Fast Growing Trees has had a lot of experience in the care, probation, shipping and future consumer care of their products. It’s nice not having to worry about tree survival!

Cheryl M.
United States United States

Emerald Green Arborvitae

I have them in the ground and even though they are 2 feet tall they came in great condition and look so neat in a row.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Trees came in great condition and well taken care of. So far, the trees are doing excellent. I am looking to buy more in the future from Fast Growing Trees to cover the rest of my yard.

Jim S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very Happy with my delivery!

I bought two 4' Emerald Green Arborvitaes for the first time from Fast Growing Trees, they were nicely packaged, delivered quickly and in great shape. Now they are in the ground and doing very well. I'll definitely be buying more trees again. Emerald Green Arborvitae Review
Heike C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Ten Arbovitae

It was a great experience. Love my trees. They arrived in excellent condition.