Frequent question: Can you over water emerald green arborvitae?

How do I know if my arborvitae is overwatered?

Symptoms of overwatering your Arborvitae can be similar to those of underwatering. You may see this change to yellow or brown colors in the branches and needle drop. Too much moisture or insufficient drainage can also lead to root rot.

How often should I water my arborvitae?

If it isn’t going to rain immediately after planting, let a hose drip at the base of each tree for 24 hours (use a soaker hose for multiple trees) and repeat deep soakings at least twice a week for several hours at a pop any week you don’t get rain.

Can you overwater an arborvitae?

When established, Arborvitae will tolerate periods of dry weather. That said, they prefer a consistently moist soil when establishing themselves. They do not like overly dry sites or constantly soggy or wet soil, which can lead to root rot and other harmful plant diseases. So be careful not to over-water them.

How long does it take for Emerald Green arborvitae to establish?

Emerald Green eventually grows 12-15 feet (3.7-4.5 m.) tall and 3-4 feet (9-1.2 m.) wide, reaching its mature height in 10-15 years.

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Why are my newly planted arborvitae turning brown?

If a newly planted arborvitae develops brown leaves or twigs, the most likely cause is transplant shock, a condition that’s caused by loss of roots when the plant was dug up — it can last a year or two and might kill the plant if it’s severe.

How do you keep emerald green arborvitae alive?

The Emerald Green Arborvitae does best in well drained soil and should be watered thoroughly when planted and during droughts. The soil can dry out between water periods, but these are not drought resistant. For fertilizing, apply a 10-10-10 fertilizer in the spring to help promote healthy growth throughout the year.

Why are my arborvitae drooping?

If your droopers are not suffering from dry soil/drought conditions, then the likeliest explanation for their appearance is that they were deformed by either a heavy wet snow or an ice load at some time in the past that sprung the trunks and branches so severely that they have not been able to right themselves.

How do you keep arborvitae healthy?

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  1. A dense, narrow, evergreen shrub or small tree, arborvitae makes a wonderful privacy screen and windbreak. …
  2. Tree pruning, watering, and using arborvitae tree fertilizer on a regular basis will keep your arborvitae tree as healthy as possible.

When should I water my arborvitae in spring?

Trees need water before their leaf out date. Depending on where you live, that date could fall anywhere from mid-March to early May. Supplemental watering is needed only if the weather has been exceptionally dry. If the soil feels moist four to six inches deep, either from recent rains or snowmelt, you should be OK.

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