Emerald Green Arborvitae Teardrop + Poodle Topiary Tree

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
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Emerald Green Arborvitae Teardrop + Poodle Topiary

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'

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Our Emerald Green Arborvitae Teardrop Poodle Topiary Tree is a dapper little evergreen accent plant for those more formal areas of your landscape close to the house. With its stand-at-attention upright habit, it’s the perfect tree to have standing guard at your front dooreither alone or as a matching pair. This handsome poodle tree gets its name from the way the globes of foliage are stacked along the trunk like a poodle’s tail; in this variation, the uppermost cluster of foliage is shaped like a teardrop and comes to a point at the top. All year long this distinctive teardrop poodle tree will lend structure and character to the high-traffic areas of your landscape, while taking up little room and never outgrowing its allotted space.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
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The Story

Arborvitae means “Tree of Life,” and there’s a story behind that. Emerald Green Arborvitae is a selection of Eastern Arborvitae, an evergreen tree native to the northeastern U.S. and well into Canada. In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew spent a brutal winter in what is now Quebec, and the men began to sufferand diefrom scurvy. The native Iroquois people knew of the curative powers of Eastern Arborvitae and taught the Frenchmen to make a tea from the needles and bark. The vitamin C in the Arborvitae tea restored the remaining men to health, and they were able to return to France and tell the world about the miraculous Tree of Life.

The Details

Eastern Arborvitae would make a pungent tea indeed! (We think we’ll stick to orange juice for our vitamin C allowance.) While the needles and branches might not taste so good, the fresh, resinous Christmas-Tree aroma released when they are cut will make pruning your Emerald Green Arborvitae Teardrop Poodle Topiary Tree a pleasure.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 2
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun to Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 5' Tall (as trained)
Avg Mature Width 2' Tall (as trained)
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use Yes

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Emerald Green Arborvitae Teardrop + Poodle Topiary Tree