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Arborvitae Selection/Questions?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cbarone, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. cbarone

    cbarone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9


    I am about to get (28) 5 foot Arborvitae trees planted about 3 feet apart . I have the choice between Emerald Green and Nigra. My landscaper says either would work fine.

    What are you opinions on which to choose? I live in Langhorne, PA


    Chris B.
  2. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Messages: 1,671

    Go with the Emerald. The Nigra spreads about 10'. The Emeralds 4'
  3. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    Emerald green. nice color and form. i would go to 3.5-4' spacing if possible.
    p.s., watch the deer!!!!!
  4. Haulin' Grass

    Haulin' Grass LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 55

    Your ringing the dinner bell for the deer as greg1 said and I've seen some nice deer come out of PA. Good luck.

    Oh yeah emerald green gets my vote
  5. cbarone

    cbarone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for your advice. There will be no deer to worry about in my neighborhood.

    I have the optino to plant them 2 1/2 or 3 feet apart? If there a big difference?

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