A singular Emerald Green Arborvitae planted as a specimen in the landscape
Emerald Green Arborvitae row in the landscape creating a privacy wall
A closeup of the Emerald Green Arborvitae dark green, evergreen foliage
Multiple Emerald Green Arborvitae used as a privacy screen
A closeup of the Emerald Green Arborvitae foliage on a white background
A singular Emerald Green Arborvitae planted as a specimen in the landscape
Emerald Green Arborvitae row in the landscape creating a privacy wall
A closeup of the Emerald Green Arborvitae dark green, evergreen foliage
Multiple Emerald Green Arborvitae used as a privacy screen
A closeup of the Emerald Green Arborvitae foliage on a white background

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Mature Height: 12' tall
  • Mature Width: 4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 3-4' apart

FORMAL, UPRIGHT EVERGREEN IDEAL FOR HEDGES

FEATURES:

  • Green foliage that provides an elegant solid texture and color
  • Has an immediate effect when planted in any landscape space
  • Provides four-season interest
  • Elegant privacy screen
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Emerald Green Arborvitae Big

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'

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Why the Emerald Green Arborvitae Big?

Emerald Green Arborvitae is the go-to plant for creating living green walls in narrow places. At a spacing of 2-3 feet, a row of Emeralds will fill in to make a solid evergreen privacy screen that will block views into your space, muffle noise, and provide a quiet, deep green background for roses or other flowering plants you'd like to grow.

This species, our native Eastern Arborvitae, has the longest lifespan of any North American tree east of the Rockies, and can live 1,700 years. 'Emerald Green' didn't originate here, however. It emerged from a Danish nursery in 1950, which is why you'll sometimes see this tree referred to as 'Smaragd' -- Danish for 'Emerald'. The descendants of the original owner of that nursery, D.T. Poulsen, are still running the business, though their attentions have turned to plant breeding, and they specialize in roses. Some 30 million 'Poulsen' roses are produced annually.

How to use in the landscape?

Unlike many other evergreen trees, such as Spruce or Juniper, Emerald Green Arborvitae isn't prickly, but soft to the touch. It’s fragrant, too! Perhaps its aromatic foliage is why Eastern Arborvitae is also known as "White Cedar" even though it isn't a true Cedar tree.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

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- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 2-7

    Mature Height: 12' tall

    Mature Width: 4' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 3-4' apart

How To Plant

This dapper, formal evergreen specimen tree is an easygoing addition to your landscape. It grows in almost any kind of soil, in full sun or light shade. Give it a good drink during dry spells. If it starts to turn brown, it's too late! In deer country, protect this tree with a repellant, or you may get some unsolicited pruning. The only other pest your Emerald Green trees may encounter is 'bagworms'. Look for little gray cocoons hanging from the branches, pick them off, and crush them under your heel -- problem solved!

How To Water

They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting and be sure to water consistently for the first growing season. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Shearing can be done in late winter or early summer. In climates with heavy snows they benefit from having multiple leaders trimmed back to maintain one predominate central trunk.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 2-7

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How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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- Phone: 866-873-3888

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

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