Emerald Beauty Arborvitae are typically a slower grower than other Arborvitaes. However, it does not lose its color during the winter as many other Arborvitae varieties do.
Emerald Beauty Arborvitaes are often used for landscaping, hedging, privacy screens, topiary, containers, and in urban gardens.
This tree offers nesting areas and cover for several birds and small animals. Its flower buds, seeds, and foliage act as a great food source for many woodland animals as well.
History & Lore
The common name ‘Arborvitae’ is a latin form of the French, ‘l'arbre de vie’. This translates to ‘tree of life’, named by Swedish botanist Linnaeus. Its specific name, ‘Occidentalis’, translates to ‘West’. This was the direction from Sweden where this tree was first discovered.