'Emerald Green' Arborvitae: Care and Growing Guide - mature arborvitae

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mature arborvitae - Arborvitae Growth Rate and Drought-Tolerance


Arborvitae Trees. The Arborvitae are a group of evergreen trees that are extremely hardy and very useful as specimen trees and especially for making evergreen hedges. They are very fast growing and will quickly produce a dense hedge that will give complete all-year-round privacy.4.7/5(9.7K). Mature Size The American arborvitae grows to a height of 40–60' and a spread of 10–15' at maturity. Growth Rate This tree grows at a slow to medium rate, with height increases of anywhere from less than 12" to 24" per year. Sun Preference Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct.

Emerald Green Arborvitae will grow 1-2 feet per year when young, as long as you give it a sunny location, some fertilizer and water. As the trees mature they will slow in growth, but by then they will have become the hedge you wanted and will now need less clipping.Price: $69.5. Generally, arborvitae is not an exceptionally fast-growing shrub, and insufficient watering slows it down even more.Green Giant (T. plicata x T. standishii) is an exception, being one of the faster-growing arborvitaes, but its growth is much more than most home gardeners are looking for.Green Giant shrubs can climb to a towering height of 50 to 60 feet at maturity, with a spread of 12 to 20 feet.

Reliable plants used for hedges, barriers and windscreens, arborvitae (Thuja spp.) vary in mature height according to the species and cultivar chosen, from very tall trees to dwarf varieties.