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Emerald Green Arborvitae is a great alternative alternative to larger evergreen trees such as the Leyland Cypress, as the Emerald Green has controlled growth that can be perfect for tight landscaping areas.
The Emerald Green Arborvitae's hardiness and resistance to cold makes it a solid choice for Northern landscapers, who might otherwise use Leyland Cypress.
Creating a privacy barrier
Many people use the Emerald Green Arborvitae as a privacy barrier or to block out noisy neighbors. The Emerald Green only grows 12'-14' feet tall, so it's perfect for small landscaping areas or below power lines (though please check with your power company for local heights and regulations).
If you want to create a privacy barrier with the Emerald Green Arborvitae we would recommend that you plant 2'-3' feet apart and follow our planting instructions.
Emerald Green Arborvitae trees are a deep and rich green color year-round, which displays how robust they are. Like the Leyland Cypress, their foliage grows in flat sprays and, close up, the needles appear covered in fine green scales.
|Recommended Zone||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Scientific Name||Thuja occidentalis|
|Mature Height (ft)||12-14 Feet|
|Mature Width (ft)||3-4 Feet|
|Growth Rate||6-9 inches per year.|
|Spacing||2 Feet for quick privacy|
|Light||Full Sun or Partial Sun|
|Shipping Height||8-14 inches.|
Emerald Green Arborvitae SpacingThe recommended spacing for Emerald Green Arborvitae Trees is 2-3 feet apart if you are using it for privacy. If you want quicker privacy plant them about 2 feet apart. Emerald Green Arborvitae Trees typically grow about 3-4 feet wide.
Emerald Green Arborvitae Planting Instructions
Emerald Green Arborvitae Fertilizer InformationWhen looking for a fertilizer there are a few elements at which you should look. The first is make sure when fertilizing your Emerald Greens that you are using a slow release fertilizer. Sometimes this is called a controlled release.
Then you'll need to look at the formula of the fertilizer. It is done in this format: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K).
For the Emerald Green Arborvitae we recommend that Nitrogen be high and then Phosphorus and Potassium be about half of that. Some examples that are commonly found in local stores are 12-6-8 and 14-7-7.
You should always follow the instructions on the fertilizer you purchase as they all work differently. Here are some general guidelines that you should follow.
Pruning Emerald Green Arborvitae
Pruning can help make Emerald Green Arborvitae more bushy. It is
recommended that you disinfect your shears before you begin and even
after each shear to prevent disease spread. You should prune dead
or diseased limbs anytime of the year but you should consult your local
coop extension for your local time to prune. To encourage thick
bushy trees simply trim back the limbs that have outstretched the rest
of the tree. Trim it in to the desired christmas tree shape.