Emerald Green Arborvitae border

Emerald Green Arborvitae Care (What You Need To Know)

Are you going to plant Emerald Green Arborvitae (also known as Flowerwood), or just need to know how to care for existing plants?

In this article you will learn everything you need to know to properly care for your trees.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is a lovely landscape addition perfect for creating a privacy screen, windbreak, or natural border.

They grow up to 15′ in height with a spread of 3-4′.

Emerald Green Arborvitae should be planted in zones 4 through 8.

How To Maintain Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae closeup

Emerald Green Arborvitae are relatively simple to care for as long as you follow the guidelines outlined below.

Be sure to read on for everything you need to know to properly care for your plants.


Emerald Green Arborvitae in sun

Emerald Green Arborvitae can be planted in full sun or partial shade.

They do best in full sun so locate your plants so they receive sunshine through most of the day.


Emerald Green Arborvitae being watered

Emerald Green Arborvitae thrive in well drained soil. You should water them thoroughly when first planted.

During periods of drought, you should also water your Emerald Green Arborvitae.

While these plants are able to survive when the soil dries between watering, they will not survive prolonged periods of drought.


fertilizing garden

While fertilizing is not required with Emerald Green Arborvitae, they do best when fertilized in the spring and fall.

Use a 10-10-10 fertilizer during the spring and fall.

Do not fertilize when planting Emerald Green Arborvitae.


Emerald Green Arborvitae being planted

Emerald Green Arborvitae produce lush green foliage that is quite thick. They grow up to 9 inches per year so proper spacing is important.

Emerald Green Arborvitae do best when planted 4 feet apart but when using them as a privacy screen, you can plant them 3 feet apart for a solid privacy wall.

Bottom Line

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is a hardy plant that is a popular choice for a natural border and privacy wall.

The thick green foliage is beautiful and these plants do well in most soil types.

While not fully drought resistant, they can go without water for periods of time, making them quite easy to care for.

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