|Mature Height:||8-12 ft.|
|Mature Width:||3-4 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||3-8 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
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.
Who is Fast Growing Trees?
We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.
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.
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.
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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 7-10 days 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|
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Trees came in perfect condition. No damage and came in on time.
We love them! We were a little skeptical ordering trees in the mail. They are beautiful and green! Putting red mulch around them really makes them pop! We will definitely be ordering from here again.
Whole experience was great. Good service, lovely and healthy little trees.
I ordered 5 of the arborvitae shrubs in March this year. They arrived in great condition and I decided to buy 5 more in April. However, the price had changed. I called customer service and they were able to do a price match for me on the new plants. That's great customer service! The new plants arrived and looked great as well!
Healthy Plants and Good Packaging
Ordered 30 of these trees to act as a privacy hedge. Plants arrived quickly and were well packaged and healthy. They have been in the ground about 10 days and are looking vibrant - some have started to add height already. Good experience, will order from fastgrowingtrees.com again!