Emerald Green Arborvitae Teardrop + Square Topiary Tree

Growth Facts

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

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'
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Now this is really cool. Our master craftsmen at the Bower & Branch nursery have let out their inner artist and created a funky new living sculpture for your garden. Our Emerald Green Arborvitae Square-Circle-Teardrop Topiary Tree features a cube-shaped block of foliage at the bottom with a leafy green sphere in the middle and a teardrop on top! In all seasons and in all weather, this dependable, easy-to-grow evergreen tree will be the focal point of your entryway garden, foundation plantings, or patio area. Trimming this masterpiece is necessary to keep it looking sharp, but the pruning isn’t difficult, and it’s actually kind of fun. Unleash your inner Edward Scissorhands!

Growth Facts

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

Emerald Green Arborvitae is a type of Eastern Arborvitae, a venerable tree of the northeastern U.S. and Canada that takes the prize as the longest-lived North American tree east of the Rockies. It can live an incredible 1,700 years! Weathered old specimens may be found clinging bravely to steep cliffsides or inhabiting swampy lowlands in the wild. Emerald Arborvitae is a special selection chosen for its svelte columnar habit and its rich green winter color (some other Arbs turn a muddy green color in cold weather). It emerged from a Danish nursery, which is why you’ll sometimes find it listed as ‘Smaragd’ Arborvitae. ‘Smaragd’ is the Danish word for ‘Emerald’.

The Details

The soft, fragrant foliage of Emerald Green Arborvitae makes a wonderful green canvas for our artist-growers to work their magic. Our growers must be patient, as it takes a long time for this slow-growing tree to fill out and take its final shape, but once their job is done, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind Square-Circle-Teardrop Emerald Arborvitae Topiary Tree ready to plant in your landscape to wow your guests and neighbors.

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' Wide (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 + Square Topiary Tree