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How to Care for an Emerald Green Arborvitae

Closely planted arborvitae grow into an attractive hedge.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', also known as Emerald Green Thuja is a fast-growing, hardy arborvitae. It would make a superb privacy hedge along your property line or beside your backyard pool. These also make an excellent wind-break or foundation plant.


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emerald arborvitae - A good plant for a wall of green with minimal maintenence is Emerald Green arborvitae. Just needs a trimming once a year to keep it at the height you want, and in the spring, just tye up and branches that the snow bent. I used it in Watertown, and again in Lexington.

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How to Space a Privacy Fence Using Arborvitae Pyramidalis

Skyrocket juniper or emerald arborvitae hedge or privacy screen with foundation-style plantings of peonies and ... um ... something else.


Mojave thin veneer retaining walls with keystones surrounding property border bed with Emerald Green Arborvitae, Nellie Stevens Holly & Little Princess Spirea with aged hardwood mulch