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Emerald Green Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'

SKU
07301
A narrow, pyramidal evergreen with dense, emerald green foliage that holds its color throughout winter. Thrives in the heat and humidity of the south, and tolerates dry spells when established. One of the most popular and effective shrubs for screening or tall hedge use. An ideal specimen for topiary.
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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ok-si-den-TAY-lis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThe rich green of its foliage and handsome, narrow form make this conifer an excellent choice to plant in a row as a formal screen. Leave it unpruned for the full effect of its stately form.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

Prefers deep, fertile, loamy, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Mulch around root zone and shelter from drying winds. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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