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.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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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.