17 Jul Cedar Trees for hedges
Cedar trees are perfect for hedges in Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish.
The emerald green arborvitae, also known as an eastern white cedar, is an evergreen tree characterized by its dark green foliage. The cedar grows in just about any soil they are planted in and grow well in areas that are subject to high atmospheric moisture. They grow best in full sun.
They are most commonly used to create privacy screens and noise barriers due to their tendency to grow thick/dense. Emerald Cedars are very low maintenance tree that require pruning only once per year.
At maturity the Emerald Cedar can reach heights above 20 feet growing at a typical rate of roughly one vertical foot and 4-6” of horizontal width per year. They usually grow in a pyramid shape.
The emerald Cedar is hearty in zones 3-7.
Other Names: Smaragd, Emerald green arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘smaragd’.