Emerald Green Arborvitae Hedge

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'

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Emerald green arborvitae is an excellent choice for dense evergreen hedge that holds its rich colors and sturdy form throughout the seasons. A highly adaptable Thuja, it also thrives in the hotter and more humid climates of the U.S. South, making it a consistently popular hedge in that region.

A finished 6-foot InstantHedge of Emerald Green arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd') planted in biodegradable cardboard container and ready to ship.


This finished hedge row of Emerald Green arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd') stretches as far as the eye can see.


This finished hedge row of Emerald Green arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd') stretches as far as the eye can see.


A row of Emerald Green arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd') that are being grown to nearly 6' high at the InstantHedge field.


Emerald Green (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd') foliage is the most naturally-dense of all the arborvitae.


This finished hedge row of Emerald Green arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd') stretches as far as the eye can see.

Quick Guide

emerald green arborvitae growing zone
  • The tree’s disease resistance and general resilience make it a popular low-maintenance hedge.The Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' performs well in a variety of soil and weather conditions, including snow and ice. Even the coldest of winters, the tree maintains its shape and color.
  • It's rich foliage and attractive narrow form make the tree an excellent choice to plant in a row for a formal screen.
  • This arborvitae prefers loamy, well-drained soil with consistent moisture.
  • The common name of arborvitae, or “tree of life”, comes from the early settlers in North America who learned from Native Americans that the tree’s foliage, sap, bark and twigs had medicinal properties. Also know about hedging plants.

Thuja occidentalis Smaragd Details

There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing the Emerald arborvitae for your next hedge:

  • Keeps its deep emerald color through the winter
  • Arborvitae emerald green tolerates dry spells once it is established
  • An especially great shrub for taller hedges or screens
  • Ideal for small yards and other tight areas
  • With a narrow pyramidal habit, the Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ has a great natural shape and also responds well to regular pruning. Explore more Arborvitae hedges. Also, see Western red cedar and Thuja Green Giant arborvitae.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8
Your Hardiness Zone:

Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Deer Resistance: No
Watering Requirements: Weekly, or more often in extreme heat
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Size: Up to 12’ height and 4’ width
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones: 1 - 9, 15 - 17 and 21 - 24; H1, H2
Pest/Disease Issues: No major pest or disease issues. Leaf miner and spider mites, root rot and phytophthora are all possibilities.

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