Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'
- Great for hedges or screens
- Plant 2' to 3' apart for screens
- Narrow pyramidal form
- Shimmering emerald green foliage
- Grows 10' to 15'+ high by 3' to 4' wide
- Zones 3 to 7
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 3 - 7
The Emerald Arborvitae can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Emerald Arborvitae falls into the following type(s): Evergreens
10' - 15' High
The Emerald Arborvitae grows to be 10' - 15' feet in height.
3' - 4' Spread
The Emerald Arborvitae has a spread of about 3' - 4' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]
This arborvitae does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Emerald Arborvitae grows in acidic, loamy, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
This arborvitae has pyramidal shape.
A dense, narrow pyramidal tree with short ascending branches to the ground which end in flat, spreading, horizontal sprays; usually one trunk, but multiple trunks may occur. Useful as a specimen or accent, good for hedges, shelter-belts, commonly used as a foundation plant. Requires deep, well-drained soil; thrives in marshy loam; needs full sun; tolerant of pruning and limestone soils. Once established, will take considerable heat and drought.
The name arborvitae, is a Latin form of the French, "l'arbre de vie," which means, "tree of life." Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who assigned the Latin name to this species, picked up on other traits. The genus name, Thuja, is from a Greek word for perfume. Squeezing the evergreen leaves releases an aroma that is nothing less than nature's perfume.
The native North American tree, America Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), was useful in early canoes and medicines and became the first North American tree to be introduced to Europe. The specific name, occidentalis, means "west," the direction from Sweden where this tree was discovered.
Bright, lustrous green foliage that does not discolor in winter like other arborvitae.
Shimmering emerald green foliage with a classic narrow, pyramidal form, make the Emerald Arborvitae attractive in all seasons. This slow-growing tree is great for hedges or privacy screens. Plant 2'-3' apart for a screen. (Zones 3-7)
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