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Emerald Green Arborvitae/Thuja


 
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*Availability Status : Currently sold out - Estimated avail spring 2016
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 14" - 18" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii




Our Price : $9.25

Product Code: ARBEMG2

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Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green' Smaragd Strain


Overall Description


Pyramidal to almost columnar arborvitae reaching 10 - 15 ft at maturity, with a spread of 3 - 4 ft. Bright, lustrous, deep green foliage with little or no discoloring in winter. Compact, dense growth. Excellent screen or windbreak when spaced 2 to 3 feet apart. Very popular tree - very easy to grow with a moderate growth rate. Mature specimens noted to be cold hardy to at temperatures as low as -40 F. Introduced in 1950 in Poulsen, Denmark.


Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 10 - 15 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft

--Growth rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy & acidic - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - Soft, bright green, and arranged in somewhat vertical fanlike sprays.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - very small cones noted on older specimens ( 6 - 7 yrs & up ). Cones begin as a green color, and ripen to a coppery brown color.

--Diseases / Insects :
Subject to bagworms, leaf miner, and spider mites. Also a known favorite for deer browsing.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for most typical privacy screen or border plantings.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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