The emerald green arborvitae is an evergreen tree with bright emerald green foliage. The emerald arborvitae can reach a height of thirty feet and have a spread of about eight to ten feet. They make an excellent screen, and can grow at a rate of about four feet per year. When young, the emerald arborvitae has a bright green color to its foliage which darkens as the plant ages. Also known as white cedar, the emerald green arborvitae grows well in ordinary soil. They will grow especially well in swampy areas and in alkaline soil. Hardy in zones three through seven, the emerald green arborvitae prefers full sun to thrive. They will perform best in an area with high atmospheric moisture.
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Information source: University of Missouri - Horticulture