Foliage is scale-like, in pairs, along an almost oval stem. Leaves tightly clasping the stem and not diverging at the tip like some others. New foliage is light green, older foliage is emerald green, which is the american name for this cultivar.
Branchlets are flattened, somewhat fan shaped and held partially vertical.
This plant is often called 'Emerald' Arborvitae in the USA, we can't pronounce foreign words very well…..
Other arborvitaes that form columns. Look for the smaller size plant, nice color foliage, and the slightly vertical orientation of the branchlets.
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