Emerald Cedar Tree
The emerald green arborvitae is an evergreen tree with bright emerald green foliage. The emerald arborvitae can be kept at 5 - 6 feet or reach a height of twenty feet and have a spread of about three feet. They make an excellent screen, and can grow at a rate of about one foot per year. When young, the emerald arborvitae has a bright green color to its foliage which darkens as the plant ages.
Also known as white cedar, the emerald green arborvitae grows well in ordinary soil. They will grow especially well in well drained soil. Hardy in zones three through seven, the emerald green arborvitae will do very well in full sun to part shade.
Emerald 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. Emerald 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. This conifer is both ideal for single plantings or great to form a lush - green hedge.
Space 2 feet apart (centre to centre) to form a good solid hedge.