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How long does it take to grow arborvitae?

Plant the arborvitae in an area that receives full sun after the seedlings have grown to 2 to 3 inches in height, which generally occurs two to three weeks after planting.

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Similarly, are arborvitae fast growing?

Generally, arborvitae is not an exceptionally fast-growing shrub, and insufficient watering slows it down even more. Green Giant shrubs can climb to a towering height of 50 to 60 feet at maturity, with a spread of 12 to 20 feet. Furthermore, their growth can be as fast as 3 feet per year.

Secondly, how do I make my arborvitae grow taller? Thicken arborvitae used in hedges by allowing them to grow about 6 inches taller than you wish them to stand. Cut them back about 12 inches, or about 6 inches below their desired final height. Each spring, trim only to shape.

People also ask, how fast do Emerald Green arborvitae grow per year?

If you are using these as a privacy hedge, plant 3 feet apart center to center. Otherwise, plant Emerald Green Arborvitae at least 4 feet apart. These will grow 6 to 9 inches a year once established.

How do you care for a newly planted arborvitae?

Caring for Emerald Green Arborvitae Water a newly planted tree every three to five days during the growing season, applying the water evenly over the root zone at a rate of 10 gallons of water per inch of the trunk's width. Also water the tree once per month when it's dormant.

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