Emerald Arborvitae
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Emerald Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis ‘Emera

  • Emerald Arborvitae - Thuja occidentalis
  • Emerald Arborvitae - Thuja occidentalis

Average Shipping Height: 6" - 1'
Item #3638
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  • Potted
    1 gallon container
    Member Price $32.99
    Reg. Price $55.50
  • Potted
    4 inch container
    Member Price $17.99
    Reg. Price $23.99
  • Bare Root
    6" - 1'
    Member Price $13.99
    Reg. Price $17.99
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The Emerald Arborvitae grows in zones 3-7.
Shimmering emerald green foliage and a classic narrow, pyramidal form make the emerald arborvitae attractive in all seasons. And unlike other arborvitaes, this cultivar keeps its lustrous color even in the cold winter months.

  • Naturally grows in a narrow, pyramid shape
  • Works well as a hedge or privacy screen
  • Tolerates heat and drought once established
  • Will be delivered at a height of 6”-12”


Your Tree’s Personality

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Mature Spread


Growth Rate




Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Loamy, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

Arborvitae provides nesting sites and cover for birds and small animals. The flower buds, seeds and foliage are a food source for wildlife.


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 specific name, occidentalis, means "west," the direction from Sweden where this tree was discovered.

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