Emerald Green Arborvitae

Description

 ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae.

Appearance: ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae is an evergreen shrub with dense, scale-like foliage that maintains its rich green color throughout the year. The foliage grows in flat sprays that give the plant a feathery texture.

Size: This cultivar typically grows to a height of 10 to 15 feet with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. It has a compact, narrow form, making it well-suited for use as a hedge, screen, or accent plant in smaller landscapes.

Growth Rate: ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae has a moderate growth rate, adding about 6 to 9 inches of growth per year under optimal conditions.

Sunlight and Soil: It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. While it can tolerate a range of soil types, including clay and sandy soils, it performs best in moist, fertile soil.

Maintenance: ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae is relatively low-maintenance once established. It requires regular watering during its first year of growth to help establish a strong root system. Pruning is minimal and is mainly done to shape the shrub or remove dead or damaged branches.

Landscape Use: ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae is commonly used as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant in residential and commercial landscapes. Its compact size, dense foliage, and attractive color make it ideal for creating privacy barriers, defining borders, or adding vertical interest to gardens.