Emerald Green

(Thuja Occidentalis ‘Smaragd’)
Zones: 4-8 Full Sun to Part Shade (click for map)
Emerald Green used as a screen
Emerald Green used as a screen

This is the evergreen of choice for very narrow screens. It requires no pruning to keep its tight, compact columnar shape. Planes in sun to part shade, it will grow to 18ft tall and 4ft wide. Plant 3ft apart for a lustrous green screen year round. Emerald Green grows about 1ft per year in a wide range of soils, although it will not tolerate wet, swampy soils. In addition, the arborvitae is not salt tolerant, so avoid road-way planting.