Smaragd arborvitae is a large evergreen which is also known as Emerald Green arborvitae

‘Smaragd’

Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis

'Smaragd'

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Smaragd arborvitae is a large evergreen which is also known as Emerald Green arborvitae
  • Evergreen
  • Versatile
  • Native to North America
Description

Also known as emerald green arborvitae. This is a very popular, tightly pyramidal variety with shiny, bright, emerald-green foliage and good winter color. Good for screens and windbreaks.

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USDA Zone
3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
10 - 15'
Width
6 - 8'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

Soil

Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.

Pruning

Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.

Uses

Hedges; screening; mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.

Growing Tips

Tolerates heat and drought once established. Keep watered after pruning to minimize browning; this is also an effective strategy to minimize winter damage to foliage in cold areas.