Emerald Green Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'

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A narrow, pyramidal evergreen with dense, emerald green foliage that holds its color throughout winter. Thrives in the heat and humidity of the south, and tolerates dry spells when established. One of the most popular and effective shrubs for screening or tall hedge use. An ideal specimen for topiary.
Prefers deep, fertile, loamy, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Mulch around root zone and shelter from drying winds. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune as needed to shape.
Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom Time
Conifer; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas
The rich green of its foliage and handsome, narrow form make this conifer an excellent choice to plant in a row as a formal screen. Leave it unpruned for the full effect of its stately form.
Deciduous/ Evergreen
Foliage Color
Garden Style
Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth Habit
Growth Rate
Landscape Use
Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs
Full sun
Soil Needs
All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature
Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water Needs
Watering Needs
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key Feature
Year-round interest