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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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eastern arborvitae is noted for pyramidal shape
Photo 1 of 12Upright, large evergreen shrub noted for its tight pyramidal shape and green foliage

'Emerald Green' Eastern Arborvitae(1 of 12)

Plant in full sun to light shade in rich, moist, but well-drained soil
Water regularly first season and in times of dry weather
Fertilize in mid spring with acid-based fertilizer
Dog urine may leave brown spots on foliage
Height: 12-15 feet; Width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 2-7(8):
Zone 2: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch in fall.

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