Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'
Also called Emerald Green Arborvitae
More About Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'
- AKA Thuja occidentalis ' Smaragd'
- Upright, narrow, conical to pyramidal habit
- Emerald-green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
- Foliage colour remains consistent all year
- An excellent plant for screening in a protected area
- Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.
Emerald Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips
Typically grown as a hedge, emerald cedars can also be used in groupings for privacy screens. This cultivar is a good solution for landscapes where space is an issue, as it stays very narrow and compact. Widely used for pruning into formal topiary, such as spirals. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.
Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting