Seedlingsrus and Highland Hill Farm Emerald Green Arborvitae
These Emerald Greens are 3-4' and starting to fill out well. These plants transplant easily. Arbs have masses of small fiberous roots which allows them to transplant at most times of the year. The Emerald Green has the best year round color, but is narrow in form. In real dry years this plant does not survive as well as the more open arbs such as the American, Techny, Nigra, and Elegantissma. This variety, because its foliage is more dense than other varieties, is less tolerant than more open cultivars. In an urban area with deer problems, this variety will be consumed before the next season. We have in stock and ready to pickup these arbs from seedlings (6-10") to 6-8' trees. We also have some potted 3' Emeralds Ready to go all year round.
This is an Elegantissima arborvitae hedge that we have used to buffer the street in front of our home. Note the strenght of this plant even with a heavy snow load. The only problem that this hedge has is salt spray from the road. Its a real sound barrier to a busy road which is only 18' from our door. The hedge is 15-18' high and only 4' wide. We have these arbs form 2-3' to 6-8' B&B.
Plants & Trees at Highland Hill Farm
The hardiness zone for the green giant arborvita is from zones 5 to 8.
It is an evergreen with rapid growth rates that in ideal sites can be up to 3 feet per year. Site requirements for the green giant is sun to partial shade, moist well drained soil. This arb does well in clay, and needs protection from winds in zone 5 areas.
Its texture of this evergreen is fine with its form conical being narrow to broadly pyramidal, reaching from 50 to 80' in height to 15 to 20 feet in width. It trims well and can be kept to 25 ft with heavy trimming. The leaf is rich, green,with graceful foliage. It keeps its foliage color in the winter. the green giants flowers/fruit are .5" erect.
The green giant has strong branches and wood, casts dense shade,and has cinnamon red bark when younger. This arborvita does not tolerate salt spray well. This arborvita should outlive even your children. A big plus is its deer resistance. It is not deer proof.
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