Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd')
THOO-yah ox-ee-den-TAL-is 'Smaragd'

Evergreen Perennial Tree in the Cupressaceae Family
Buy Emerald Green Arborvitae
Size Notes Price Availability
#1 gallon Field $15.92
#10 gallon Field

Height: 12 6'-7'

#5 gallon Field $46.06


Known for its emerald green color that will not fade or bronze at any point during the year, this shrub is cone-shaped and slow-growing, making it a reliable ornamental planting anywhere you need year-round interest.


  • Evergreen
  • Can grow in a variety of soil and moisture conditions
  • Most varieties require minimal to no pruning to keep their shape
  • Excellent privacy planting


  • Require part to full sun to thrive
  • May be susceptible to winter wind burn

Plant Data

Mature Size 12 - 14 feet tall. 3 - 4 feet wide.
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet
Zones 2a - 7b (Usually hardy to -50° F)
Tags Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Edging, Evergreen, Fast Growth Rate, Foundation, Good for Accents, Good for Asian Garden, Good for Borders, Good for Hedges, Good for Mass Planting, Good for Rock Garden, Low Maintenance, Medium, Most Popular, Nativar, Partial Shade, Perennial, Potentially Allergenic, Rabbit Resistant, Shrub, Tolerant of Loamy Soil, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Wet, Wet Site Tolerant, Winter Interest, Woodland Garden
Bloom Period Non-flowering
Flower Color Non-Flowering
Foliage Color



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