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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

Interesting Notes:

Deer find the soft, evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.

Zone:

4

Height:

4-5 m

Spread:

100-125 cm
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Conical
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Hedge
Screening (privacy)
Topiary

 Suitable Substitutions for Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'