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Need privacy in a hurry? This is the tree for you. Grows up to 3-5 ft. per year when established, and gives you dense evergreen privacy all year long. Very easy to grow, and it resists diseases & insects too!

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Thuja Green Giant

The Fastest Growing Quality Evergreen

Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.

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List: $299.95
Sale: $149.98
6 at $142.48 each
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Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

4-5 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Oct 23
List: $189.95
Sale: $94.98
6 at $90.23 each
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Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Oct 23
List: $159.95
Sale: $79.98
6 at $75.98 each
Qty:  
Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

2-3 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Oct 23
List: $79.95
Sale: $39.98
Qty:  
Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

1-2 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Oct 23
List: $39.95
Sale: $19.98
6 at $18.98 each
Qty:  
Planting Mix for Thuja Trees
Thuja Green Giant Planting Mix

Helps your Thuja Green Giant get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Thuja Green Giant
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


DIEHARD Transplant
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The Thuja Green Giant quickly gives you a lush, rich privacy screen (3-5 feet per year once established).

• Drought tolerant 
• Disease & insect resistant
• Easy to grow & very adaptable

You can block out neighbors while taking very little yard space. Thuja Green Giants grow in a uniform shape and height. You get that classic French Renaissance look without having to prune or shear.

In fact, you don't have to do anything to them. They're drought tolerant and have no significant insect or disease problems.

You'll never have to worry about mixing chemicals or spraying these trees. Not prone to deer or bagworm problems.

This is a tough tree. Resists ice and snow damage. Grows in almost any soil, even sandy loam or heavy clays. Prefers direct sunlight, but also does well in partial shade.

The Thuja Green Giant is the perfect fast growing evergreen for a privacy hedge or wind screen. Plant one every 5-6 feet and they quickly create a dense barrier.

You can easily trim them once a year to your desired height. Left unpruned, Thuja Green Giants planted in rows can reach as high as 20-30 feet.

Your Thuja foliage stays soft & thick all year long.

Beware...not all Thuja Green Giants are the same.

Some nurseries dig Thujas out of the ground and send them bare rooted or "ball & burlap". This can leave up to 90% of the roots behind. The tree can lose up to a year of growth, while struggling to replace it's root system. You also risk losing the tree, since it's less able to absorb vital nutrients and water.

True Thuja Green Giants are hybrids grown from branch cuttings, not seed. They need to grow below the ground before they can grow above the ground. Some nurseries sell freshly rooted cuttings, that can take up to a year to reach the size and root mass of our one gallons.

You can be assured that when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you are getting well rooted Thuja Green Giants, ready for explosive growth.

For quickest privacy, we now have a limited supply of large trees available.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 20-40 ft.
Mature Width: 6-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Time to Plant: All Year Long
Botanical Name: Thuja standishii x plicata
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Thuja Green Giant

Specific Directions for Thuja Green Giant

When you're ready to plant your Thuja Green Giant select a sunny area that receives partial shade. Your Thuja will adapt well to your natural soil even is it is sandy or heavy in clay. You will not need to add any fertilizer to your soil.

During the growing season Thuja Green Giants require frequent waterings every few days. If you feel that your soil is dry to the touch about an inch down, then it's time to give your Thuja Green Giant another deep watering. Spreading a three inch layer of mulch around the base of your tree in a two foot diameter around the trunk will help hold the moisture in.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Thuja Green Giant.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Thuja Green Giant gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Thuja Green Giant again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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what does this website say this tree can't be grown in texas I'm in Dallas, zone 8, which should be included?
thanks
Sol R on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: I think the site says that this shrub is not recommended for Texas. I don't know their exact reasons, but I assume they must have gotten some complaints from Texas residents. I live in Austin and purchased two of that Thujas prior to that warning going up. They are both doing great. They've grown fast and are beautiful. The only thing I can think of is the heat. They do require a good amount of water in summer. They wouldn't be the best choice if you have stiff water restrictions. They needed two good soaks per week to get them through summer. Hope that helps. Mike M.
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Do you offer the 3-4 ft. Size?
Kari B on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: We often offer the 3 to 4 ft size, but that size is currently on back order. We will most likely have them available by Fall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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How far away do you have to plant these from a fence??
Tracy R on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: We recommend planting Thuja Green Giants at least 5 feet away from structures. They get 6 to 12 feet wide and their foliage can be regularly pruned back. If you don't want to prune the foliage often plant it farther away from your fence.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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How large and how expensive are the larger trees that are mentioned here?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2014
Best Answer: Our sales change every 3 to 4 days. Today the Thuja Green Giants are 50% off, making the price for the 4 to 5 ft size (our current largest size) $97.46.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 19, 2014
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How many of the green giant fertilizer tablets are included in the price? I am buying 26 trees so I need to know how many tablet quantity I need to buy to equal 26
A shopper on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: One pack of fertilizer tablets includes 3 tablets, and each tree requires 3 tablets.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 13, 2014
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are these suitable if grown in pots? The yard is concrete and does not offer ability to plant in ground.
pam g on Aug 23, 2014
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Want Thuja Green Giants but live in zone 4 not 5 still okay?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: Zone 4 gets a little too cold for Thuja Green Giants. I would recommend a cold hardier tree like the Emerald Green Thuja.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 19, 2014
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what is the spacing in between each tree to form a solid wall ?
blackie on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: about 3 and one half foot---since planting our trees they have grown a good bit. We are very pleased with the growth and look forward to the desired barrier.
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how long does it take this tree to establish ?
william b on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: William last year January of 2013, I had purchased 10 Trees, anyway this is defenatly not the season to plant wait till November. Upon arrival they were just about 5 to 6 inches tall, since then they have grown to about 24". To be clear I did not order the Thuja's I was planting them in front if my house, so obviously I did not want a wall of 10 green Thuja fencing the front of my house. What I ordered was a family of the green, will reveal the name later ( once I confirmed what they had mailed me ) With that saying I will call to confirm them this monday or I hope they will call me once they read this reply to you. I'm hoping that they did not mail be the Thuja's as I've been raising them like you raise your infants. Overall great service quality of the plant was great had a year warranty and the weather was not that hot this year lot of rain so they survived I hope they survive the winter before completely maturing next year.
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How does it do in shade?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: I have some in sun and one mostly shaded and it's doing just as good as the others
Reply · Report · James M on Jun 6, 2014
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what time of the year should evergreen trees be planted for most successful results ???
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: October is a good time to plant them, so I was told by our university arborist.
Thinking is that they have the winter to settle in, before the hot weather.
They have done well, except a few got run over by our lawn guy. :-((((
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my elevation is 7800 feet. will it do well?
Catherine F on Aug 27, 2014
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do they smell?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
Best Answer: Having just walked outside to smell my young Giant Green Thuja, no smell, rubbed the greenery, no smell. Walked over to my 6 or 7 year old Leland Cypress, no smell, rub the greenery, nice fragrance.
Reply · Report · Trevor M on Oct 15, 2014
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Can we get these any taller than 6'?
Laurel C on Aug 13, 2014
Best Answer: oh yes! Mine are fifteen feet already (in just four-five years) ! They were cut lower last year, as I didn't want to overwhelm my neighbors Then the neighbors told me they loved them -so now they are growing free again. This is a wonderful privacy tree! I needed privacy fast (I paint in my yard and am very close to the other houses) and I now have just what I wanted -and they haven't grown into the space of my small yard either I love these trees !!! So healthy, lush and peaceful. I can't recommend them highly enough! I hope this answers your question.
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now to plant emerald green orborvitae ?
james n on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: We love ours. We have about 9 of them. They grow fast after the first 3 years. The biggest thing is the Deer don't strip them over the winter. We use them as a green fence on the side and across the back of our property. We really like them. I am going to buy another one this year. The other type of arborvitae the Deer have done a number. On them. Thank you.
Reply · Report · Robert W on Jun 6, 2014
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We live on a golf course and want some privacy! Cannot put up fences and deer are eating up everything, so thought to put in a hedge of these trees along the property line, but don't want them to be taller than about 6' so we can still get sun from that side of the house. Can these trees be topped like a hedge?
GolfGaulkers on Oct 12, 2014
Best Answer: Yes - I've read that you can plant them about 5 feet from each other, and they'll grow into each other creating a "natural" fence. Watch out though... deer do like these. You'll have to get a repellent for them (fox urine works I believe).
Reply · Report · Catherine O on Oct 16, 2014
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does it take salty ocean winds well?
azza k on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: They do very well as long as they do not get reflected light from a window. We had one Thuja die that was getting beat by the reflected light of our kitchen window. Other than that water them well and fertilize them every three months for the first year and they will grow very fast Our 6-7 foot trees are now 11-13 feet in 2 years and 4 months. I love they way they look in a line
Reply · Report · MIKE S on Sep 22, 2014
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Although the suggested staggered pattern is 8 ft centers/4 ft diagonal spacing, would 6 ft centers/3 ft diagonal spacing be ok?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: For any tree to reach it's full potential, adequate spacing is a necessity. That being said, they will still do okay at the closer spacing and come together much sooner. You will eventually notice some die back of the lower branches as they over crowd one another. Hope this input helps...
Reply · Report · Jay W on Aug 28, 2014
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Can the Thuja Giant be planted in Sept in zone 5 or is spring best? Can the roots get started far enough along from Sept-Nov so that they don't winter freeze?
Keli R on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: i do not know, but avoid this seller at all costs. they are a rip-off and very nom-responsive to customer inquiries and orders!
Reply · Report · Christina A on Aug 18, 2014
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Should we stake our green giant 12'inch tree over the winter?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: No need to from our experience. They've all maintained straight form through ice, wind and snow. However, note that in suburban areas even "deer resistant" plants are vulnerable to voracious winter appetites. Due to our older Thuja Green Giants being gnawed during the past few winters we fenced this past year's replacements and they survived nicely.
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Are they resistant to spider mites?
TYRYONA M on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: Thuja Green Giants are pest resistant. Spider mites are not a common problem with Thujas. However should your tree get infected spider mites can easily be hosed off. Avoid insecticides that kill insets like lady bugs who enjy eating spider mites and other smaller pests.
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Are Thuja Green Giant deer resistant? Thanks!
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: Have had no problem with deer and also little or no growth as promised
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Hi. I live in Michigan, and I'd really like to plant some thuja green, but I'm not sure if right now it's a good time or I maybe have to wait until fall..?
Jessica S on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: I planted 24 last spring, and one in the fall. The first 24 grew from 3 ft. to 6-7 feet already, while the one I planted in the fall is only about 4 ft. tall. I had bought them all at the same time, but delayed transplanting the last one because I hadn't cleared enough space along the road yet. So I'd have to say do it NOW, or wait until early spring to plant.
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I know in most cases it's best to plant trees in spring and fall. Is it critical not to plant in summer? I am anxious to plant these and really don't want to wait. What are the risk of planting these in summer? I live in zone 5. Thanks
Kari B on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: i live in zone 5 northern Pa and was told it was not critical-- it was recommended that i not plant in the heat of summer. Here that is just after July 4th through labor day or a little after. I was also told you need enough time for roots to establish in the fall, 6 weeks absolute minimum before the cold weather. I have planted in spring and early fall and have been okay. have not tried summer---
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I want to plant these near a brick wall. Can the root system cause damage as it matures?
Diane B on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: Anything you plant up near the house the root system can cause some problem. It did happen to us. We had water come into our family room. As soon as we took the arborvitae out everything was ok
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do they grow in shade?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
Best Answer: we have ours planted at the edge of our yard - which has a steep slope. They hibernated the first year, and are now starting to grow nicely. It is an area that is mostly shaded, but they do get some sun in the morning.
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What is a good companion tree to plant with the Green Giant? We are in zone 5.
Amy B on Sep 20, 2014
Best Answer: We have crepe myrtles on either side of our line of trees. We also have a gone-crazy lady banks rose that flows along the fence line and the tops of the trees very nicely. These trees really do become giants and are great for noise barriers--which is why we bought ours. Give them plenty of room to grow!
Reply · Report · scott m on Sep 24, 2014
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do the needles fall off?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: Mine are still very small I have not seen any needles around the tree.
Reply · Report · ben c on Sep 9, 2014
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can i plant trees closer than 5 feet apart?
A shopper on Sep 6, 2014
Best Answer: hello u can do what u want but, i planted mine six feet center to center for privacy. If u plant to close they will grow into each other to much. Hope that helps.
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Are Thuja green giant deer resistant? Please I need an answer,thanks!
A shopper on Aug 14, 2014
Best Answer: Thuja Green Giants are deer resistant. Deer will eat anything if food is sparse, but they prefer to eat other plants over the foliage on a Thuja Green Giant.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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How does it tolerate Zone 8 or Zone 9 Desert?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: The Thuja Green Giant handles the dessert climates in zones 8 and 9 very well. They just need the proper amount of water during extended dry spells to flourish.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 6, 2014
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is this tree poisonous if eaten by livestock?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: They are not considered to be poisonous. They are not appetising to livestock so they would probably leave them alone. We have a lot of deer and they have never bothered my plants
Reply · Report · John B on Jul 24, 2014
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I have a fenceline where I want a privacy border. The area is very wet and the water table high. When it says this tree handles all conditions, does this include WET?
Michelle B on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: No. Too much water will kill the trees. If the water does not soak into the soil immediately, it is too much. Good watering so soil is moist but then let it dry. I wouldn't put these trees in a swampy area.
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Will this grow in soil that is mostly sand?? I live on a peninsula that is called Sand Point - need I say more?
Charlie on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: We live in the Sandhills Area of NC. The lot where the Thuja is planted is sand with clay some 4-6 inches down. We have four of these plants and so far all are thriving without problem. We planted in a bigger width hole that recommended and mixed the sand/clay with potting soil (without fertilizer) and peat. Did this to try to enrich the soil. After we finished added some fertilizer (miracle grow). Hope this helps.
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why are some of my trees turning brown while others are thriving in the same area?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: I am in northern Utah and I have 14 thuja on my property in various stages of growth and I have seen similar situations from time to time where some trees turn brown on the inner limbs after winter and take longer to come back to green than others. But they have always come back to green. What I did was get fertilizer spikes specific to evergreens and then have them more water than they would normally get. I hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Jamison S on Jul 12, 2014
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what time of year or season is best for planting the thuja green giant?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant Thuja Green Giants is in the early Spring or Early Fall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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how tall is the mature thuya green giant ? Do deer eat them ?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: Nope they don't but buy the tallest tree u can they r very beautiful
Reply · Report · Ryan W on Jun 9, 2014
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I live in the state of iowa can this tree be planted in the month of October?
Terry K on Oct 21, 2014
Best Answer: I'm not sure, but I live in GA and planted them in late spring. They are pretty hardy and are now growing likeep crazy.
Reply · Report · Deona P on Oct 21, 2014
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How far from a property line should these be planted?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2014
Best Answer: Just far enough.
Reply · Report · Matt M on Sep 29, 2014
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How do roots grow? Down deep or do they spread out wide?
Anne A on Sep 21, 2014
Best Answer: I transplanted a few that were 3-4 feet high that had been started from the 1-2 foot size. They had a ball of roots (about what I expected) & also had a large number of thin/fine roots (I didn't even know they were there until I went to trainsplant) that spread across the surface...much more than I expected. I can't speak to whether older plants would continue that trend or if they would.become problematic, like pine trees do.
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What zone is Boston Ma in? Is this a good area for this tree?
Lavinia on Sep 11, 2014
Best Answer: The Thuja Green Giant is recommended for growing zones 5-9 and Boston, MA is in zone 6, therefore, it is a good fit for your area.
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Are these plants available any time of the year?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2014
Best Answer: These plants are available at all times, as long as we have them in stock.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Sep 3, 2014
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I see other sites listing this plant as growing up to 60 feet. Why does yours say only 20-30?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: Under ideal full sun conditions over a long period of time Thuja Green Giant's can grow to 60 feet. Realistically 20 to 30 feet is the average growth in 10 years. Mine under partial to full sun are growing about 2 feet a year. They are really beautiful trees and the bigger they get the more beautiful they get
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Where does this tree grow world wide?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: All I can offer is that they grow on northeastern Ohio
Reply · Report · John B on Aug 23, 2014
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For what is this tree used for?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: This tree has many uses. It's can be used to accent your garden or landscape, to quickly grow into a large privacy fence, hedge or to quickly grow into a wind screen.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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My trees are turning brown, are they dead?
John J on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: Not necessarly, I don't know where you live, but sometimes severe summer heat/sun can cause this. I have had this issue in the past also and I live in Kansas where it gets very hot in the summer. This year I made it a point to water regularly and have not had this problem. However if your tree/trees are 50-70% brown it they may be dying. Water them and hope we don't have a hot Sept. If they don't come back some in the fall lit may be to late. I have lost some GG due to browning and bag worms. I have a double row of GG around three sides of my property for a total of 196 trees. I started in the spring if 2011 and have replaced probably 80 trees. Some of the loss is my fault, not enough watering and 5 weeks vacations in summer, but many of my first order of trees are still there and thriving.
Reply · Report · Frank L on Aug 23, 2014
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What is the mature width of these trees?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: Thuja Green Giants can get 6 to 12 feet wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Do you ship this tree to Washington State?
Connie C on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Yes we often ship Thuja Green Giants to Washington.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 18, 2014
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Do you install trees?
Laurel C on Aug 13, 2014
Best Answer: No
Reply · Report · anne s on Aug 13, 2014
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We are in Ca. zone 9 and are having triple digests. Should we wait until fall to plant the evergreens?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: With an evergreen you can plant it almost anytime of year. However, fall is typically the best time to do so.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 14, 2014
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What are the dimensions of the ball on 2-3 ft on thuja ?
Dennis M on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: The root ball is about 1 foot long and 1 foot wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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I'd like to plant 6 or so of these about 30 feet from an inground pool in our yard, and 6 feet away from a block wall. On the other side of the block wall is the neighbor's inground pool. Could the roots cause problems for either the neighbor's or our pool?
C S on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: I have had no problems with roots.
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are they poisonous to livestock?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: No. It is the hardiest plant I have ever purchased and birds love to nest in them.
Reply · Report · Thomas I on Jul 24, 2014
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Have you had any success with these trees in North Dakota, near the city of Bismarck?
TeeJay Z on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: North Dakota gets a little too cold for the Thuja Green Giant. We recommend the Emerald Green Thuja for Bismark instead.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 22, 2014
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how long does it live for?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2014
Best Answer: The Thuja Green Giant is a fairly new tree, it'd only been around for 40 years, therefore the lifespan is hard to gauge. Its ancestors live for hundreds of years, so depending on your area's soil and light conditions your Thujas could live for generations.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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Would the Green Giant Thuja be suitable as a sheared hedge? The description says that you can top them off to control height. But could you also shear them to control shape? Would they stay thick and full as they age in this condition?
John H on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: The Thuja Green Giant gets between 20 - 40 ft tall and 6 to 12 feet wide. It responds very well to being pruned back, you can shape it. However these trees can grow 5 ft a year and would requite a lot of work to maintain in a particular shape. The Spartan Juniper might be better suited for you.
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I live in Virginia, zip code 22942. I have Thuja trees planted in front of my property. I notice about a week ago that bag worms have been in about 5 of them in a row. My trees are 6 years old and I have not had a problem with them until now. they look dead half way down from the top. I am going to trim them half way down and spray them. Do you have any sugestions? Thanks
Lucy B on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Make your cuts at a 45 degree angle to promote new growth and place seven dust around the bases of your trees and on the remaining foliage. How ever the pesticide that you're planning to use should take care of the worms.
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Do you sell larger emerald green thuga trees?
Cindy A on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: No, the 5 to 6 foot size is the largest size that we offer.
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Will they grow on a sloped bank?
Missy on Oct 22, 2014
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Why can't thuja green giants be shipped to TN? Is this permanent?
Trevor M on Oct 19, 2014
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When is it best to cut the tops in order to get a more full tree? Mine are 12 feet high and we'd like them to get as high as possible, but also look very full.
Barbara B on Oct 13, 2014
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do you need the planting mix and transplant fertilizer and if so is the pricing per tree?
biggstrees on Oct 6, 2014
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will it grow well in ST George Utah?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
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Where can I find the Thuja Green Giant world wide?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
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I live in Monroe County West Virginia...if we plant these in the next week or so how well will they adjust as it is going to be cooling off soon and do you provide replacements should any not survive? I want a quick privacy screen from the neighbors view and hopefully noises! :-)
Cyndi B on Sep 13, 2014
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I need at least 20 can I order 20 1-2 ft?
Maddie on Sep 7, 2014
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Can these Thujas be in a 36 by 36 by 33 1/2 height container ( estate planter box) and survive the Michigan weather in zones 6-7?
Christine W on Sep 6, 2014
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I live in Kal. Mi zones 6-7 and would like to plant Thuja Green Giants in 36 by 36' containers that are 3 1/2 inches in height. My question is will they survive being in a container like that?
Christine W on Sep 6, 2014
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What is the difference between a Smaragd Arborvitae and A Eastren arborvitae ?
Darlene S on Aug 27, 2014
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.