The Emerald Green Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', also known as Emerald Green Thuja is a fast-growing, hardy arborvitae.  It would make a superb privacy hedge along your property line or beside your backyard pool.  These also make an excellent wind-break or foundation plant.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', also known as Emerald Green Thuja is a fast-growing, hardy arborvitae. It would make a superb privacy hedge along your property line or beside your backyard pool. These also make an excellent wind-break or foundation plant.

Emerald Green Arborvitae  Note the plantings in front of the arborvitae to help hide the "feet".

Emerald Green Arborvitae Note the plantings in front of the arborvitae to help hide the "feet".

The nation's toughest privacy tree - Murray Cypress trees are an improved cypress variety that puts the competition to shame by being extremely pest and disease resistant as well as drought tolerant. In areas with scorching heat and humidity where other cypress varieties fail, the Murray Cypress thrives. Plus, it has stronger...

The nation's toughest privacy tree - Murray Cypress trees are an improved cypress variety that puts the competition to shame by being extremely pest and disease resistant as well as drought tolerant. In areas with scorching heat and humidity where other cypress varieties fail, the Murray Cypress thrives. Plus, it has stronger...

Emerald Green Arborvitae is an excellent plant, a great choice when looking for a narrow, upright evergreen that doesn’t get too tall.  This evergreen has an interesting color.  Instead of the really dark green color that many arborvitae have, this plant is a lighter green with what appears to be a bit of a gold tinge to the foliage.

Emerald Green Arborvitae is an excellent plant, a great choice when looking for a narrow, upright evergreen that doesn’t get too tall. This evergreen has an interesting color. Instead of the really dark green color that many arborvitae have, this plant is a lighter green with what appears to be a bit of a gold tinge to the foliage.

Privacy Tree Comparison Chart & Checklist. I think we are going to plant arborvitae trees for privacy around the pool :)

Privacy Tree Comparison Chart & Checklist. I think we are going to plant arborvitae trees for privacy around the pool :)

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