Alternative to Thuja Green Emerald?

olive51(7)August 3, 2014

I have an area where I need to plant several evergreens. Thuja Green Emerald would be perfect, as it grows to the height and width I need--8 to 10 or 12' H and around 4' wide. I may plant them there, but I was hoping to find an alternative color and/or texture. I've seen some Thuja Golden Smargard photos, but I don't know if they're available in the US?

I'd love to find something with a blue-ish cast or with a yellow or golden cast.

I've also looked for evergreen varieties other than Thuja, but most seem to want to grow too tall and/or wide or are dwarf (too small) varieties.

The planting area is in a corner with a 6' fence on two sides. It will get more shade than sun. I have successfully grown the emerald green in a similar spot in my yard.

Any thoughts or suggestions?


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Trees don't stop growing at a certain height, so you are probably looking for something that can tolerate sheering as well. I would recommend Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon' if you want something a little different, but still flexible for the spot.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 11:10AM
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Thank you for this suggestion, it looks exactly like what I am wanting!!!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 11:55AM
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