Emerald Cedar

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'

Also called Emerald Green Arborvitae

  • AKA Thuja occidentalis ' Smaragd'
  • Upright narrow pyramidal habit
  • Emerald-green foliage grows densely in vertical sprays
  • Foliage colour leans toward bronze in winter
  • An excellent plant for screening in a protected area
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions
  • Low tolerance for salt spray


4-5 m

1-2 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Typically grown as a hedge, emerald cedars can also be used in groupings for privacy screens. This cultivar is a good solution for landscapes where space is an issue, as it stays very narrow and compact. Widely used for pruning into formal topiary, such as spirals. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.

Additional Notes about Emerald Cedar:

Deer find the soft evergreen foliage very attractive for winter food and will rapidly strip a plant.