Emerald arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
3 to 4 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
(Emerald arborvitae): narrow, compact, dense, pyramidal form; 6-10’ tall; 3-4’ wide; vertical, emerald green foliage, stays green in winter; not cold hardy in zone 3

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: https://hort.uwex.edu/
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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