Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green' Smaragd Strain
Pyramidal arborvitae reaching 10-15 ft, 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. Noted to be cold hardy to at least -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 )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic
Foliage Color & Texture: Soft, bright green, and arranged in somewhat vertical fanlike sprays.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: 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.
Fertilizing / Feeding: Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone is excellent ). Other granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.
EXCELLENT FOR PRIVACY SCREENS !!!