Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'

Common Name: Arborvitae, American

Narrow compact pyramidal needle evergreen.  Holds winter color well.  Great choice for screening in tight spaces.  Excellent heat and drought tolerance once established.  Very cold hardy.

More About Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'

  • Excellent choice for screening smaller areas.
  • Bright lustrous emerald green foliage.


10-15 ft


3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 to 7

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Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Great Foliage
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Upright