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Arborvitae, EmeraldThuja occidentalis 'Emerald'

Arborvitae, Emerald—Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'

Shimmering emerald green foliage. Great for hedges or screens. Narrow, pyramidal form. Attractive in all seasons. Plant 2'-3' apart for a screen.

Zones 3 - 7
Zones 3 - 7

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 7
The Emerald Arborvitae can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Emerald Arborvitae falls into the following type(s): Evergreens

10' - 15' High
10' - 15' High

Mature Height:
The Emerald Arborvitae grows to be 10' - 15' feet in height.

3' - 4' Spread
3' - 4' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Emerald Arborvitae has a spread of about 3' - 4' at full maturity.

Slow Growth
Slow Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This arborvitae does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Emerald Arborvitae grows in acidic, loamy, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.

Pyramidal Shape
Pyramidal Shape

Shape:
This arborvitae has pyramidal shape.

More Info
More Info


The Emerald Arborvitae can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

Attributes:
A dense, narrow pyramidal tree with short ascending branches to the ground which end in flat, spreading, horizontal sprays; usually one trunk, but multiple trunks may occur. Useful as a specimen or accent, good for hedges, shelter-belts, commonly used as a foundation plant. Requires deep, well-drained soil; thrives in marshy loam; needs full sun; tolerant of pruning and limestone soils. Once established, will take considerable heat and drought.

Description:
Shimmering emerald green foliage. Great for hedges or screens. Narrow, pyramidal form. Attractive in all seasons.

History/Lore/Use:
The name arborvitae, is a Latin form of the French, "l'arbre de vie," which means, "tree of life." Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who assigned the Latin name to this species, picked up on other traits. The genus name, Thuja, is from a Greek word for perfume. Squeezing the evergreen leaves releases an aroma that is nothing less than nature's perfume.

The native North American tree, America Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), was useful in early canoes and medicines and became the first North American tree to be introduced to Europe. The specific name, occidentalis, means "west," the direction from Sweden where this tree was discovered.

Leaves:
Bright, lustrous green foliage that does not discolor in winter like other arborvitae.