• Thuja Green Giant for Sale

    Thuja Green Giant for Sale

    Thuja Green Giant for Sale

    Thuja Green Giant for Sale


Thuja Green Giant

Reg: $31.90
Save: $15.95  (50%)
Ships April 5th, 2016

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  • 4-5 ft.
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-t- Planting Mix
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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 5-9

Growing Zones 5-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-40 ft.

Mature Width:

12-20 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Thuja standishii x plicata

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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 30-40 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.

How far apart should I space my Thuja Green Giant trees?

Stagered Planted Thuja


Single Planted Thuja


Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
225 Reviews
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They did the Job!
These trees were definitely fast growing and did the job. Our neighbors don't have to look at the backside of our barn(shed) and we have the privacy for the late night fires in the firepit or quiet gatherings on the deck. Oh...and best of all, these trees are maintenance free!
November 29, 2014
1 year ago
Growth Rate
The three Thujas that I order came quickly and very nicely boxed.
July 26, 2015
8 months ago
Growth Rate
14 green giants!!!
We ordered 12 2 feet green giants they arrived potted and healthy , potted is the best way to order by mail , we have a 20 foot section of fence needing privacy I prefer evergreens , I had moon glow junipers that did not do well , I am happy to say the birds will have a year round habitat as well as lots of privacy from our neighbors we planted then 4 feet apart mulched them and they look to have taken before the first frost !! We are very happy
October 26, 2014
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Almost instant privacy!
We love these trees! They grow fast, tolerate our Mid-Atlantic climate, nicely shaped, and give us the privacy we want.
December 18, 2014
1 year ago
My house sits on two corner lots. My backyard faces the street on two sides and I wanted privacy. My lot slopes to the back so a fence would not do much good because everyone could see over it. I order 36 tuja green giants. They have been in the grown a few months now and are doing well. I put a weed barrier and about an inch of mulch on average in the entire planing area. I planted them approximately 5 feet apart with a 1 foot stagger. So far they are doing great. they have survied very dry weather. I watered them for about a month but since then they have been doing well on their own.
December 31, 2012
We ordered 26 Thuja Green Giant 6-7 feet tall everyone one of them arrived GORGEOUS in perfect condition we are so happy with the purchase and cant wait to see them grow...Thank you Fast Growing Trees Nursery we love or trees...
December 31, 2012
So far, so good
Plant arrived in a timely manner and appeared to be in excellent health. The packaging was adequate and obviously kept it safe. I planted it according to instructions and appears to be growing fine. I am anxious to see if it makes it through the winter! I am extremely pleased with Fast-Growing Trees!
September 23, 2014
1 year ago
I purchased 12 of the smallest sized Thuja Giant trees to plant as a privacy buffer. I was worried whether they would truly be deer resistant due to the problem we have with deer eating other plants & bushes which were on the deer risistant lists. Fortunately, my Thujas have not been eaten by the deer! They are GREAT with 4 foot growth in less than 1-1/2 years. Im hoping the second year of growth will yield even better results
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
My Thuja trees
Delivery was great and on time as promised. Trees much smaller in person than pictures on site and seem to be growing way slower than promised on site but it's pretty early still...hopefully they will start to shoot up soon! Overall, great experience with Fast Growing Trees
October 22, 2014
1 year ago
Trees are all alive but have barely grown.They were planted 10 month ago.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your 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.

Questions & Answers

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I need a living wall between me and neighbors dogs. Although I have a chainlink fence I have no privacy from that side. I chose this over a wood fence. Karen
karen d on Feb 4, 2016
Harsh weather resistant (drought, cold), insect/fungus resistant, little maintenance and great price.
Art V on Feb 3, 2016
I need a living wall between me and neighbors dogs. Although I have a chainlink fence I have no privacy from that side. I chose this over a wood fence. Karen
karen d on Feb 4, 2016
because it is a fast growing evergreen
Brian D on Feb 3, 2016
Harsh weather resistant (drought, cold), insect/fungus resistant, little maintenance and great price.
Art V on Feb 3, 2016
even these 3 foot plants are higher quality than the 6 footers from my local nursery
Jason R on Jan 23, 2016
This is a Great sale price plus free shipping and We are in need of privacy from some nosy and not so clean neighbors,These should keep the trash at least on their side,and not blowing all over our 5 acres,will be ordering more at a later date for sure
joyce p on Jan 22, 2016
Fast privacy
Armando P on Jan 22, 2016
Advertised as fastest growing tree suitable for privacy screen.
H Sue L on Jan 16, 2016
Fast growing and evergreen
Peter S on Jan 4, 2016
Looking for a fast growing screen next to our neighbors.
Brian J on Dec 30, 2015
Want fast growing trees for privacy screen. The site is beautifully done. The reviews sold me.
Patti H on Dec 29, 2015
Seems like a hardy, fast-growing tree, with a lot of customer reviews to learn from. Also the ability to grow 'medium-tall' of 20'-40' gives the option to have a taller privacy barrier if decide to cover a 2-story house. Evergreen and fast-growth are absolute pluses.
Thushani R on Dec 27, 2015
Privacy and fast growing.
Barbara H on Dec 25, 2015
My Neighbosr would like privacy from the road. So I purchased these trees for a gift for them.
gary r on Dec 23, 2015
hopefully the trees will have sturdy enough roots to grow as advertised.
gurubhai k on Dec 23, 2015
Stephen C on Dec 20, 2015
For boarder
Keith D on Dec 19, 2015
trying again
john jackson h on Dec 19, 2015
wanted a screen that was attractive and grew well in clay
Sally A on Dec 16, 2015
I have nosy neighbors.
Diane F on Dec 12, 2015
I purchased 9 already and love them
colleen g on Dec 12, 2015
Your company was recommended to me as a good company.... You make an easy way for so many of us to make purchases as browsing through your vast nursery inventory. Looking forward to my Thuja Green Giant trees in early spring for perfect planting time... Thanks
Frank C on Dec 12, 2015
It will be a fast growing privacy fence.
Erich S on Dec 6, 2015
Tall privacy barriers that are green all year long!
Scott H on Nov 30, 2015
We wanted a natural privacy barrier between us and our neighbors. It also happens that this is the north facing side of our house and will help in keeping our house and HVAC unit warm in the winter from the north wind. We chose the Thuja Green Giant over other evergreens for the shape it grows, which allows for closer planting and a more dense barrier.
Timothy B on Nov 21, 2015
For privacy.
Jenna R on Nov 15, 2015
reasonable price, fast growing, disease resistant, free shipping
J ANTHONY R on Nov 15, 2015
We wanted these trees to block out our neighbors and add year round beauty. This is our second batch of 10 trees. The first 10 arrived looking very healthy! We can't wait for all of them to GROW!
Jill J on Nov 14, 2015
seems to be a great alternative for privacy fence and sounds like a hardy tree
anthony a on Nov 7, 2015
A evergreen that grows fast in my zone
Vance S on Nov 6, 2015
for privacy
suley r on Nov 5, 2015
I needed a fast growing privacy tree and this seemed like the best option. I have ordered 50 of them so I hope they grow fast like it says they will.
Brett F on Nov 4, 2015
A neighbor told me about this tree and your site and how great they both were! Great price and the free shipping had me order more than one!
Valli H on Oct 27, 2015
We had this evergreen before and it performed wonderfully
Mary Anne G on Oct 25, 2015
privacy from neighbors :P
Andrea C on Oct 25, 2015
Because I need a fast growing privacy wall and your 'faster' growing cypress's don't ship till December. I can't plant those then
Michelle P on Oct 21, 2015
I have purchased 5 Thuja Green Giants for a privacy hedge for my zone 8 property in a high desert area and now I came back for 5 more. We have 2 acres, so I will be purchasing more. I got it because it is drought tolerant and is resistant to pests, and it is evergreen. It gets hot up here during summer and snows a little during winter. Rabbits and roadrunners leave this plant alone, which is not true about other unfortunate plants. I water them once a week, and they are doing good so far.
Nazeli Z on Oct 17, 2015
We Planted 18 last year and need privacy desperately and bought the 3-4 feet ones they are now 4-5 feet tall. We almost killed them with too much water; once a week is all they need. Now I just ordered 22 more of the 4-5 feet. first time I planted them 5 feet apart but I think I am going to do 4 feet this time. Can't wait for them to grow up for privacy! Love the shape and beauty of the trees. I am definitely not a Cypress fan.
Wendy T on Oct 12, 2015
Best choice
Stephan C on Oct 11, 2015
I have planted 32 of them before and I like the way they give us privacy. This time we are finally finishing up the privacy screens on both sides of our home.
They grow well and fast particularly in a sunny areas. They are soft to touch around our grand children.
By having this type of privacy our property value has also gone up. People like privacy in this over crowded world.
Thank You
Pentti N on Oct 10, 2015
I saw no where to enter my free shipping benefit by typing OCTOBERFREE.
Linda K on Oct 7, 2015
New housing community 1st ones here; lots of neighbors' homes being built; can see lack of privacy is an issue
Glenda P on Oct 7, 2015
These trees grow FAST. I purchased 7 last year and just purchased 8 more. They are gracefully shaped and provide privacy.
Glora K on Sep 28, 2015
Trial run, have heard about it for years.
Kate M on Sep 27, 2015
My previous order of Thuja Green Giant trees are growing wonderfully. I am very happy with my first order and so I decided to order again.
Ann Marie V on Sep 27, 2015
we like these we already have a few
Harry S on Sep 26, 2015
Christine K on Sep 24, 2015
Fast growing, good privacy
Marcus O on Sep 23, 2015
Fast Growing and couldn't find them for sale in our area
Nicole B on Sep 22, 2015
Want to see if they will provide the privacy we want.
David S on Sep 21, 2015
I wanted to try these to see how fast they'd actually grow.
Glenn A on Sep 20, 2015
because it is a fast growing evergreen
Brian D on Feb 3, 2016
even these 3 foot plants are higher quality than the 6 footers from my local nursery
Jason R on Jan 23, 2016
What is the life span of these trees?
Cyndi on Feb 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thuja Green Giant has not been in existence but 40 years, and the original tree is still living, so we know it will make it at least 4 decades. We think it will live considerably longer, up to 150 years, since one of its parents, Thuja plicata, is quite long-lived, often living over 200 years, with some specimens actually being over 1,000 years old! As with any tree, the lifespan and its attractiveness are affected by growing conditions such as overcrowding, drought and general growing conditions.
what is the spacing in between each tree to form a solid wall ?
blackie on Jun 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We recommend to plant the Thuja green giants 5-6 foot apart to create a nice privacy barrier.
what does this website say this tree can't be grown in texas I'm in Dallas, zone 8, which should be included?
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.
how far should they be from septic system?
Valerie B on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In 10 years, this tree will grow up to 12 feet wide, and the roots grow a bit wider than the branches do. It will slowly keep growing to 20 feet wide. I would allow at least 15 feet from a septic system, just to be safe.
We want privacy in our backyard because the fence slopes down and the neighbors can see into our backyard. We have about 6 feet between the fence and the in-ground pool. Can we plant these trees about 5 ft apart in this space, or will the roots damage the pool?
Jared S on Mar 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 6 feet is not enough space between your fence and the pool to grow green Giant, for it allows only 3 feet between the trunk and your fence or your pool. This tree will grow up to 12 feet wide in 10 years and gets even wider as it ages, and the roots grow a little wider than the branches do. If you live in zone 7 or south, you might look at Italian cypress, which gets really tall and stays really thin; Sky Pencil Holly stays really thin, but will only grow 8-10 feet tall, if that is enough height for you; and, again if you are in zone 7 or south, you could look at Multiplex Bamboo, which gets 15-20 feet tall. It is a clumping form, not an invasive running form, but its roots can spread, so if your pool walls are thin, I would choose something else.
How much planting mix do you need for 6 1-2 ft trees?
Gail F on Apr 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: One package of planting mix is 2 quarts, and should be mixed in with the soil for the hole of one plant. If you have really rich, humusy soil, 1/2 a package per hole would probably be enough.
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: The Thuja green giants grow to be a very large evergreen. You would need an extremely large container to keep them growing well. We do have other evergreens that will live much better in containers. Maybe consider the Emerald Green Thuja.
I have an 18 foot green giant that is very thin at the bottom (you can see through it). Will it thicken up when planted in the sun?
Jennifer H on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thuja Green Giant definitely grows denser in full sun than in shade, even part shade. However, at 18 feet, it would be easier and cheaper to simply plant a new one in your sunny area, where it can start out right, than to try to move the old one. After all, it's thin bottom is pretty established and it will be hard for the plant to re-grow it, especially with the shock of transplanting at such a large size.
How does it do in shade?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These can thrive in partial shade, however, you might not get the full potential of growth rate per year (3-5ft).
I'm sizing nozzles for a handline sprinkler system. I am planning on irrigating 2 rows of trees spaced as your recomendations. How many gpm (gallons per minute) should I design for?
Mike R on Aug 24, 2015
Here is a guide not knowing what size nozzle your using. This chart gives you some choices, drip irrigation, hoses, and bubble irrigation are the best choices. You want to water the perimeter of the roots not against the tree.
2. How Much Water Does Your System Apply?
Here are some typical output numbers for common plant watering systems. Notice the huge
difference between the drip emitter, bubbler, and watering hose outputs.
Drip Emitter 1/2 – 4 gallons per hour
Bubbler 1/2 – 2 gallons per minute
Hose 2 – 5 gallons per minute
3. How Long and How Often Should I Water?
Refer to the chart to the left and write down the watering needs of all of your plants. If you use drip
emitters, adjust the number and size of emitters on each plant so that your plants get the water they need
in two to six hours. For example, the chart shows that a 10-foot tree needs 59 gallons of water. A good
setup for this tree would be six 4-gallon per hour emitters, running for 2-1/2 hours (6 x 4 x 2.5 = 60 gallons).
How far from a property line should these be planted?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted them approximately 6 feet from our property line, and this seems to be adequate. They do spread some at the bottom, but not much more than that.
It say that growth is 3-5 ft per year once established. How long wil the tree be in the ground before it is considered "established"?
Sal R on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: After watering my Thuja Giants for the fall months the first year, they were on their own. Been in the ground - doing better and better - for three years,
What is the best deer resisitent fast growing trees zone 6?
Barbara B on Nov 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We know if deer are starving they will eat almost anything, However here are a few that are not on their top 10 of their dining favorites. River Birch, Blue Spruce, Dawn Redwood, Norway Spruce, Sugar Maple, Tulip tree, Kousa Dogwood.
how long does it take this tree to establish ?
william b on Aug 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The two 4-5 foot Thuga's we purchased a year ago seem to have established fairly
quickly as they have grown 2 feet already. The smaller ones' are in a partial shady
area and have not grown much. But they are not in full Sun either. But are doing
well considering their location.
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.
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.
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.
When is the best time to plant the Thuja Green Giant?
Amanda W on Jul 15, 2015
It depends on the zone you live in. Here is the standard for Thuja Green Giants.
Zone 5 early spring
Zone 6 spring or fall
Zone 7,8,& 9 year round.
If you need help please contact our sales department at 1 (888) 504-2001
live in tn just planted 6 of these trees (1 to 2 ft tall) was watching weather and next weekend one night is suppose to get down in the low 30s was wondering if there is anything to worry about them freezing and is there anything I could do they will only be in ground only a week? thanks
william b on Oct 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If it's only an overnight frost, into the 30's, the soil will only freeze down a 1/4" or so. Doesn't seem like it should be a problem, since almost all the roots are lower than that.
If you want to be extra safe, you could put a layer of mulch on the ground around the tree, just pull it back from the trunk in the morning , when it warms up a bit. Trees don't grow well with stuff up against the trunk.
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
For what is this tree used for?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I use 3 of these trees to hide an ugly propane tank. The trees are growing fast and are very beautiful. Would recommend them for privacy or hiding anything unsightly. They are a very nice addition to our property.
Can I grow this in zone 10?
M J P on Jan 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Green Giant Thuja will not prosper in zone 10, as it needs a cold period to grow well. You could consider a Leyland Cypress, a conical-growing evergreen with somewhat the look of Green Giant, that will grow in Zone 10. Italian Cypress grows all the way to zone 11, or you could look at Multiplex Bamboo, which is a clump-forming evergreen bamboo (not a fast-spreading running type) that makes a nice screen.
trees doing good seem like turning a little yellow on tip any concern ?
william b on Nov 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Most of the time with evergreen tips are turning yellow, it is a watering issue. Either too much water or not enough. You may need to check or change your watering habits, to see a difference.
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
BEST ANSWER: You can trim or top evergreens anytime of year. you may want to get them up to 15-16 ft tall before you start to trim them, but once you top them they will start to get wider and thicker.
are these sent bare-root?
Richard D on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I received mine in Good Healthy Condition . They All are growing very well . The ones in the Shade not growing that fast . But this is expected . I wish I had known about these Trees before purchasing Pine Trees years ago . But they were Not Bare Root . All were in Pots .
will the deer and rabbits eat
these trees I live in Wisconsin?
legend on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We live in West Virginia in Zone 6. If deer get hungry enough they will eat anything. They were eating ours so we routinely spray with Deer Out Liquid Fence and they leave them alone. However, these trees are beautiful and do grow quickly after the first year.
Do I need any pesticides for them? Do they get bagworms? What kind of insects do these attract?
Marilyn D on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Marilyn, I really do not know. I planted my Thuja''s along a marshy area because where I had planned to put them was not yet available. They are in just to much of a wet area and are alive but not doing well. I plan on moving them early this spring. I have not had problems with any insects or bagworms but may be because of their location. I am live on the western slope of Colorado, and may not have the problems you might have. I think for the price I would take a chance. Good luck.
can these be used around a swimming pool?
david h on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They would be great for privacy around a pool , I would plant them far enough away from pool so the pool water did not splash on them the chemical might not be to good for trees
How long can stay in the pot before planting?
Robyn G on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Of course, it is always best to plant your new trees as soon as you receive them! However, you can also hold them in their pots for a couple of weeks until you have time to plant. Keep them in a spot that is partially shaded, especially from the afternoon sun, and keep them watered. When the top of the potting soil just begins to dry our, give them some more water. Do not set in a dish that keeps the draining water around the roots, or they might rot.

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