> Emerald Green Arborvitae
emerald green arborvitae is an evergreen tree with bright emerald
green foliage. The emerald arborvitae can reach a height of
thirty feet and have a spread of about eight to ten feet. They
make an excellent screen, and can grow at a rate of about four
feet per year. When young, the emerald arborvitae has a bright
green color to its foliage which darkens as the plant ages.
known as white cedar, the emerald green arborvitae grows well
in ordinary soil. They will grow especially well in swampy
areas and in alkaline soil. Hardy in zones three through seven,
the emerald green arborvitae prefers full sun to thrive. They
will perform best in an area with high atmospheric moisture.
green arborvitae, or ‘Thuja occidentalis,’ makes
an excellent hedge plant. They are also much easier to propagate
than most other plants. Propagation can be done best from
cuttings. It is possible to tear an emerald green arborvitae
apart and make literally hundreds of cuttings that will grow
into full sized plants.
arborvitae can be pruned early in the season, prior to new
growth. This is often not needed, however, because the plants
often grow naturally into a perfect pyramidal shape. If the
winter is especially cold, the foliage of an emerald green
arborvitae will turn yellow-brown.