Large beautiful tree with rich blue-green foliage. Crown of spreading branches become rounded and irregular. Distinctive bark, becoming bright orange-brown and peeling in small flakes, darker on the main trunk and plated. This is a very elegant, broad, cone-shaped conifer with stiff, twisted needles hanging in clusters all over the branches.
Distinctive evergreen conifer with an open, irregular structure that can be considered more or less pyramidal. Dark green needles are densely crowded and twisted on the branches. Blackish-gray, fissured bark is attractive, as well as the prominent silvery-white terminal buds. Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil, but will grow in sandy soil and is tolerant of coastal conditions, such as salt spray. Can take on a contorted or twisting growth habit that make it popular for bonsai.
slow to medium
This is a must have to jazz up your winter landscape! Refreshing, light green needles turn to dazzling golden yellow during winter months, then turn back to a soft green as the weather warms. Will have an open, somewhat spreading, pyramidal habit with age. Does well in heavy clay soils and in poor soils. The species is native to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Emerald green arborvitae is known for its rich green foliage and its narrow, uniform habit. The green color is held nicely throughout the winter. A very useful and nice hedging plant. Emerald green is also commonly used to form different topiary shapes, spirals, tiers and animals.