Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green' grown in a large pot.

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green' (Arborvitae)

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Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green' is a cultivar of arborvitae that is perfectly suited for use in the home garden due to its deep green, evergreen foliage and its medium height of 10-15'. A moderate spread of three to four feet plus its moderate height makes these Thuja the perfect choice for hedge and border screen plantings, but dense foliage also makes 'Emerald Green' an excellent specimen tree, either manicured in its natural, narrow pyramidal shape, or as topiary.

'Emerald Green' Thuja prefers full sun, and average soil type and moisture, but can tolerate some shade, as well as heat, cold, and some drought once established. Although it does not flower, Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green' attracts small birds and wildlife by offering cover and shelter; Thuja also acts as a host plant for bagworm moths.

Native to Maryland and Native to U.S.
Mature Tree Height: Small: under 15 feet
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Average and Wide Tolerance
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Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Wildlife, Fall Color, Fragrant, Winter Interest, and Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths
Tolerances: Clay Soil Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, and Black Walnut Tolerant
Garden Type: Meadow, Small Space, Foundation Planting, Specimen Tree, and Rock Garden

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