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5 foot/7 gallon Thuja Emerald Green Arborvitae - $20 at Costco

benjie 7,841 1,965 April 1, 2011 at 10:01 PM in Home & Home Improvement
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I've seen these go for 3-4x this amount. No telling how long this deal will be around - they're selling fast at my store, but it looks like they are restocking. Last night there were 5, this morning there were 200, and tonight there were 150. I'm sure tomorrow will be a big sales day for them, so get there early.

All of them looked to be very full and healthy, and many were over 5' - some closer to 6. Definitely a good price for somebody looking for these.
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Sounds like you work for Costco...
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I love these trees. They grow fast (a foot a year, IIRC) and full. Unfortunately, I found out they won't grow down here, when I moved to the DEEP SOUTH a few years ago. I had planned on using them as a privet 'fence' Frown
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I love these trees. They grow fast (a foot a year, IIRC) and full. Unfortunately, I found out they won't grow down here, when I moved to the DEEP SOUTH a few years ago. I had planned on using them as a privet 'fence' Frown
try italian cypress in the warmer climes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupr...mpervirens
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I tried looking at the Costco website....it did not display any Arborvitae...
Live in the Columbus, Oh area, and looking for about 20 of these....

please advise
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I tried looking at the Costco website....it did not display any Arborvitae...
Live in the Columbus, Oh area, and looking for about 20 of these....

please advise
I was in the Tri-county Cincinnati Costco on Saturday and there were many many. i will be going in there again tomorrow. most were at least 5 feet and they were $20!
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Quote from Bigshottt View Post :
Sounds like you work for Costco...
Yep, as you can tell by my past 7,276 posts, I'm definitely just a Costco shill.

Quote from decarillion View Post :
I love these trees. They grow fast (a foot a year, IIRC) and full. Unfortunately, I found out they won't grow down here, when I moved to the DEEP SOUTH a few years ago. I had planned on using them as a privet 'fence' Frown
How deep are you? I'm in southern TN, and they grow great here.

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I tried looking at the Costco website....it did not display any Arborvitae...
Live in the Columbus, Oh area, and looking for about 20 of these....

please advise
This was the Memphis area. Hopefully yours will have them in stock soon.
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Sounds like a YMMV as they do not have them in Costco in FL
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Sounds like a YMMV as they do not have them in Costco in FL
Do they sell any trees in FL?
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Sounds like a YMMV as they do not have them in Costco in FL
Based on the planting zones - you probably wouldn't want this in FL

http://www.aboutarborvitae.com/em...itae.shtml
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Thanks for the coverage map. We live in the woods so this wouldn't benefit us anyways. Great for our northern property

I was suggesting the OP add YMMV to his title.
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I tried looking at the Costco website....it did not display any Arborvitae...
Live in the Columbus, Oh area, and looking for about 20 of these....

please advise
They usually have lots of different plants/trees that aren't listed on the web site.

Great price - think last time I looked they were $50ish. Much better trees than those crappy Leyland Cypress that everyone around us insists on planting.

Thanks OP!!
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Here's a link with info from the developers of the tree -
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/grgiant.pdf
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Here's a link with info from the developers of the tree -
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/grgiant.pdf
Good find, but it's not quite the same tree. Those are the green giants, which get much taller and wider. These top out at 15-20' tall & 3-4' wide.
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How deep are you? I'm in southern TN, and they grow great here.
Southern AR, near LA...deep Stick Out Tongue I actually found out they won't grow here when I watched Ask This Old House, a couple of weeks back. Turns out that arborvitae are like candy to deer, too.
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