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Arborvitae ( Thuja ) - Variegated Emerald Green / Size 1
Variegated Emerald Green Arborvitae Thuja

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Product Code: ARBVEM1

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Variegated'

Overall Description

This variety is a variegated version of the ever popular Emerald Green Arborvitae ( Thuja ) with the same overall size & shape, but with the striking feature of variegated foliage that is green splashed with bright yellow variegation. This variety makes a great specimen planting that will surely draw attention due to its striking coloration and foliage pattern. Variegated Emerald is en evergreen tree with good color year round - very little if any winter discoloration.

We do not produce / grow nearly as many of this variety as our traditional Emerald Green Arborvitaes, as there is not as much material available to propagate from. But these are definitely a tree worth having in your landscape, especially for those avid collectors of the rare & unusual. They are a very beautiful tree as they mature, and make a great accent when planted just about anywhere.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 10 - 12 feet

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - nice green foliage with bright yellow variegation throughout. Little if any bronzing in winter months, mostly in colder climates. Medium - fine texture.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - very small cones start to form on older trees, and start out as a light green color. Cones ripen in mid fall, turning a coppery brown color and slowly opening with small seeds inside.

--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety.

--Recommended Spacing :
4 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

--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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