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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.

8-10 ft.
Oversized Fee: $ 25.00 each
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List: $ 499.90
Sale: $ 324.94
6 at $ 308.69 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.

6-7 ft.
Oversized Fee: $ 25.00 each
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List: $ 359.90
Sale: $ 233.94
6 at $ 222.24 each
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min. order of 2
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.
Oversized Fee: $ 7.00 each
9 left in stock
Ships Tomorrow
Fri, Nov 28
List: $ 339.90
Sale: $ 220.94
6 at $ 209.89 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 Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 179.90
Sale: $ 116.94
6 at $ 111.09 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.

3-4 ft.

Ships Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 139.90
Sale: $ 90.94
6 at $ 86.39 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 Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 69.90
Sale: $ 45.44
6 at $ 43.17 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.

1-2 ft.

Ships Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 31.95
Sale: $ 20.77
6 at $ 19.73 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.


Soil Contents
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Thuja Green Giant
Transplant 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 need nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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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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.
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December 31, 2012
My neighbors and I are extremely happy with the trees we purchased this Spring. I have 17 in my yard, and every one has grown over a foot since planting in our unpredictable Nebraska weather.  Both my neighborss trees are doing equally well.  We are all thrilled
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December 31, 2012
Buy Early
Buy early in the season the prices go up like crazy

April 2, 2014 List: $253.95 Sale: $172.69

August 30, 2014 List: $319.95 Sale: $239.96
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August 30, 2014
Giant Gree Thujas
Four years ago, I purchased five of these trees. The first year, four died, and the remaining one has only grown 8 inches in the four years. When I opened this page, I saw a notice that folks in Texas shouldn't buy this particular tree. We live in Oklahoma, and I believe our State should also be flagged as not a great place for this tree.
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August 4, 2014
I planted 53 Thujas, last summer, around the perimeter of my yard and I can not believe how much they have grown in one season! A growth height between 3 - 5 ft....I cant wait to see how much taller they will be next summer!!
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December 31, 2012
These trees were purchased for their flexibility in extreme temperatures and for shade, of course. Theyre well on their way to becoming robust trees
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December 31, 2012
I have planted about 60 of these trees and we love them.
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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...
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December 31, 2012
The packing of the plants were excellent, All arrived in great condition. I will buy from yall again!
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December 31, 2012
Climate Shock
I love the Thuja green giants, however 14 or 15 out of the 30 that I purchased died. I believe it was due to the extream dry heat of southern Calif. The trees arived during a heat wave so I only planted half of them the first week. the following week I planted the remainder and was hit by another heat wave of 105 to 110 degrees. The trees that lived were planted close to some indignes juniper trees that gave morning or afternoon shade to the Thujas. The trees that died were not so lucky to be planted where they got any shade.
Thank god I got insurance incase some of them died. The trees that survived are really starting to thrive even though it is still very hot and only been two months since being planted. Some of the trees have grown as much as 6 inches already.
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September 19, 2014
Purchased
5 months ago
I planted this tree on the western slope of my yard 2 years ago trees to block some of the sun during the summer and wind during the winter. I live west of Fort Worth, Texas where the soil consist of alkaline clay and rock. The tree grows as advertised, currently about 10 ft tall. It looks great all year around. I have bought some other green giants from a local store and I question if they really are Green Giants. Their stature, growth rate and appearance dont even compare to the one I bought from Fast Growing trees
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December 31, 2012
We bought approx 30 thuja trees last september and followed all the directions..even put a drip line it..all of our trees have died except about 3 of them. we live in big bear lake, calif and we do get snow but the site said these trees could be planted any time and would grow in extreme cold or heat..not the case..we are very unhappy with these tress and are out of pocket approx 800.00..what a waist of money and time..
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Nice growth after 9 months
I bought eight (8) three foot (3') giant thuja trees from fast growing trees in January 2014 (nine months ago). I planted them for privacy along property line. Trees arrives well packaged. I followed the instructions to the number. Trees are planted 5' apart. Two of the trees closest to the street have great color but haven't grown as tall as the rest of the crop. The two closest to the street have grown 4"-12" while the rest of them have grown 2'-3'. The bottom of all the trees are starting to fill in nicely. Looking forward to having them completely block out the neighbor's yard (to be read as trash pit).
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September 30, 2014
CA, US
Growing Zone:
10
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!
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September 23, 2014
Purchased
5 months ago
Very healthy plants
The trees have already started their growth over ground although we are told that the main growth the first summer is in the roots. We also very much appreciate the rose-tree and several flowering fruit trees, which are all healthy.
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September 14, 2014
Purchased
5 months ago
More than I expected
I have ordered plants online before, and they usually are pretty bad. So when I opened these Thuja up, I was amazed at the quality. I really couldn't be happier. Thick, healthy, and large. Had I picked them out in person, I'm not sure I would have picked better plants.

Without question, I would buy from here again.
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September 3, 2014
Purchased
5 months ago
The trees are doing relatively well. I wish they had grown more ,they have grown about a foot,, but we have been experiencing extremely hot, dry weather. I have used them on a hillside in some very rocky soil, so I am glad that they have done as well as they have done with relatively little maintenance ,occasional watering,
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December 31, 2012
We purchased 26 of the 1-2 foot Thujas and planted them inside the fence along one side and along the back of our yard. Several are actually approaching 6 feet. A few months after getting the thujas, we ordered 6 Leland cypresses from a different local nursery to put along the other fence line. They were about 5 feet tall, on sale, and I now definitely regret purchasing them. One died, and we replaced it - expensive. The replacement died, and the one next to that as well. Of the 4 Lelands remaining, 2 are almost certainly dead
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December 31, 2012
Your package included everything needed to get started, including the fertilizer disc. One of the trees hasnt grown very much at all, but the others have grown a good foot. I was hoping for faster growth, but they seem healthy and continue to grow
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December 31, 2012
Planted trees 4-5 ft. apart single row to line back yard for pool privacy. Started with 18 in. trees some now are 4 1/2 ft. tall most are 3ft. tall. Very low maintenance. Bought about 50 of these and have lost three of them. Beautiful trees, cant wait to see what they look like in three years
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
I used my thuja green giants as a privacy screen. Bought the smallest ones and already making a difference. Got about 2.5 ft growth in the first year. Very drought resistant, survived the worst drought in KY in years. Were only planted in March and got no watering and are still thrivin
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December 31, 2012
My first review follow up. It has been ten weeks now and all five thuja green giants are beautiful, green and growing. Id say they are all a foot wider and have grown 6 inches taller. Considering they are planted in road fill on a berm, ,its hard and rocky,, I couldnt be happier with them.The weather is hot in the Northwest right now and Im putting the water to them twice a week. They seem to be loving it. Thanks fast growing trees
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December 31, 2012
I bought 12 of these trees because the ad said they are hardy, like any soil, and grow fast.I planted all 12 immediately after receiving them...on three different areas of my property.I followed the directions to the letter with regard to planting, feeding, and watering.A couple of the trees grew about 3 inches in 6 months, but they started dying. I have 3 left out of 12 and those three are starting to show signs of dying as well
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
Trees arrived in good shape and looked great. We did however have 5 that died but we were given a credit to replace these.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I have 3 trees,about 3 yrs old,they are doing weel,in poor soil,mostly clay. Be sure and dig a large enough hole,when planting.I may hve crowded mine a bit,by not doing this. Great looking trees,though. no complaint
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December 31, 2012
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seem to grow slow and yellowing
We planted 10 of these in late summer, and they dont seem to have grown at all and it's now late November. They also seem less green and more yellow..
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November 24, 2014
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3 months ago
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The Giant Thuja
Location: Northern Ohio
Planted Oct. 20 2014
I purchased 30 thujas, ranging in size from 5-6', 4-5', 3-4' and 2-3' depending on the strategic, planned location of the tree. The trees arrived in 3 days by FEDX. The packaging was excellent! The trees arrived undamaged, "un-abused" after 3 days in their system.
I ordered the thujas because 5 years ago, I planted 25 of the seedlings (1-2') at my dad's (also in NE Ohio) He lives 5 houses from the lake in the beginning of Oct. The trees are 20' tall now and look amazing! They were planted almost 5 ft. apart, and it is virtually a wall of green 6 feet up. The higher up the tree, the thinner it gets until the side growth catches up with the height growth. The trees had to be water the first year until established, but after that first summer, they have been on their own. I planted them with the fertilizer spikes that was recommended at the time. Now they recommend planting with the Diehard Transplant mix.
A class act at "Fast Growing Trees.com"
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October 27, 2014
From Cleveland, OH, US
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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
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October 26, 2014
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4 months ago
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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
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October 22, 2014
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Pleasantly pleased!
We ordered five 5-6 foot thuja trees last march ('14). We live in zone 7 coastal area. My husband wanted to order from a local and expensive nursery. I convinced him to try FGT. I admit I was slightly apprehensive about ordering trees on line. I tell you folks, sometimes it's the way to go! We planted a few thujas in shade, some are planted in sun. Some are in somewhat sandy soil, some are in loamy soil. They are ALL doing great as of now. They have put on at least 2 feet of growth since we planted them 7 months ago! They arrived packaged very well and are filling out nicely. FGT even made good on a delivery mistake made! So far, very pleased with this company. Time will tell how these trees do in the years to come. By so far - stellar and v. Promising. Will return since we are looking to plant a birch tree next. Thanks, very impressed.
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October 20, 2014
NY, US
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Love Thuja
Have planted a number of Thuja's over the past 10 years (recently 5 more). Do really like what they are and what they do. We were very dry (southeast Nebraska) in summer, fall and winter of 2013 and we were not as diligent to water our trees as we should have been. Our older Thuja's took a hit...but they are all going to come out of it. Will buy more as needed. JKS
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October 13, 2014
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
Healthy trees that grow fast!
They are a welcome addition to my garden & arrived in perfect shape. Thank you.
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September 2, 2014
Purchased
5 months ago
We purchased our trees over a year ago. Had 2 perish but were replaced with a smile and no charge. Thanks! They are doing well. They are lovely, and we look forward to another great growth spurt next year
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 8-10 of these and planted them about 5 ft apart. They grew very slowly and within the last few months they seem to have accelerated growth. The tips ,center shaft, have grown longer without many branches resulting in a skinny center shaft
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December 31, 2012
Our trees really are growing fast; about 17 inches since last year. We do hope that will fill in next year.
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 9 thuja trees. After 9 months, only two died, but one is not doing well. The others are doing absolutely fantastic! All trees were planted in the same vicinity of the yard so soil, sun and wind conditions are the same. Overall, Im very happy with the outcome
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December 31, 2012
I planted the two ft. Thuja Green Giant in my back yard. They are about four feet high now.
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December 31, 2012
Really took off in 2nd year, especially after a small bed was made around them. Also, those trees that are exposed to full sun are doing much better than those that receive indirect sunlight
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December 31, 2012
The trees are in a row at the end of our side yard. They get full sun. They are growing well, and we think they are becoming well established. We feel confident that by this time next year, we will see a substantial growth rate
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December 31, 2012
I really like the trees. We planted a year ago, but the real growth started about 3-4 months ago
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December 31, 2012
The Thuja has a beautiful green color. We planted it last year in October 2007. Looks very healthy.
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December 31, 2012
They grow so FAST! all the neighbors even love them
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December 31, 2012
I would estimate they have grown about 2 1/2 feet since last June. I really need privacy! I water them at least once a week, and fertilize once a month. Now we are going into winter
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December 31, 2012
Fenced my long driveway. No bugs, grow very fast. Nice looking, good shape, low maintenance etc
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December 31, 2012
I bought the Thuja Green Giants to create a barrier along my property line. They are fast growing and stay green all year long. Most important, they are deer resistant!!! I have lots of deer and I certainly didnt want them eating away at them like they do on regular evergreen trees
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December 31, 2012
Planted as a privacy hedge. I determined that if they grew as fast as advertised, they would be more cost effective with less labor and maintenance than a fence. They got off to a slow start the first year, and I have really been impressed with the second years growth. I think i made the right choice
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December 31, 2012
I planted 46 thuja giants as a privacy screen along the front border of my property and they look great! Every single one is alive and doing well. Some are growing faster than others, but Im very happy with them
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December 31, 2012
I planted 12 thuja giants for a border between my property and the neighbors. They have at least doubled in size in the last year. I am anxiously awaiting their continued growth. I wish they were able to be purchased at a bigger size, so I could see them grow quicker. Id recommend that people purchase them. Id love to outline the rest of my property in them. Its 209 square feet. Thanks!!
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December 31, 2012
These are very hardy trees and thrive in any soil. I have a total of 16 Thuja Giants and not one of them has had a problem.
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December 31, 2012
These trees are great - very easy to take care of - watered once a week - I live were a lot of sagebrush grows and heavy soil - I cant say enough great things about these trees.
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December 31, 2012
The trees are doing well. They are nice and green, and healthy. I am hoping they will really take off this next year
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December 31, 2012
I put it in the front of my house. I love the look and smell of the evergreen foliage. I cant find anything bad about it.
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December 31, 2012
We purchased some of the 1-2 Thujas to eventually hide a neighbors retaining wall. And despite one of the worst droughts that weve seen in Georgia in a long time ,and our neglecting them for nearly 3 weeks when they first arrived because they came just before we left for vacation,, they not only survived but even grew a foot in the last year. I cant wait to see how they do now that the rain levels are getting back to normal. And we have plans to buy more very soon
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December 31, 2012
We love our Thujas! They are beautiful! It is a joy to watch them grow. I cant wait to see how tall they are in another year. They started off at 12 inches Spring 07 and are now as tall as me - 55
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December 31, 2012
This tree purchase was made for a privacy screen at our firehouse. Out of the 14 we bought, only one died after six months, but the others are packing on steady growth. Within a few years they should start to really take off. Overall we are happy with them
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December 31, 2012
We use these trees as a wind block and they are doing nicely. They have grown over 2 feet in the past year and a half and are filling in beautifully. They add a nice evergreen privacy wall to my yard.
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December 31, 2012
After an extensive addition/remodel we planted a row of Thuja Green Giant evergreens that replaced a century-old oak tree that had to be removed. Over night we lost our privacy, but the Thuja Giants are now a year old, have already grown about 3 - 4 feet in height and thickened up. In a few short years well have our privacy back without the foundation damaging roots from the prior oak tree. They are healthy and growing like weeds
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December 31, 2012
I am pleased with the trees, they arrive looking very strong and have taken off when planted. I will be purchasing from your company again
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December 31, 2012
Both thujas I ordered are now in the open soil and are thriving in the cold fall, and are still growing a foot a month
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December 31, 2012
I bought about 8 and 2 of them were destroyed and the rest are doing GREAT! They are so beautiful!
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December 31, 2012
I just purchased my new home and my front entrance is closest to my neighbors garage, who always has his trash containers out in front of his garage! I wanted to add some privacy and block out the view of those ugly containers. Since I planted them at least 3-4 feet away from my home with Full to Partial shade I wont get foundation problems later. EVERGREEN, FAST GROWING and PRIVACY
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December 31, 2012
I have planted 27 of these over two years at two different times. They are all alive and doing well. The ones the catch most of the sun have outgrown the ones I planted the year prior by over a foot. Dont water them too much and watch them grow. I would order them in the early season so you get the most mature you can get for your money. I do believe these are more mature and thus will grow faster.
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December 31, 2012
Great packing job. I bought the 2 to 3 footers, and thats what they were. Nice root system and put them in right away, followed instructions with the root fertilizer in hard rocky soil and added 50% topsoil in with backfill. Ill update growth progress as it happens. Im curious to see how they do in Washington state
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December 31, 2012
I live in the high desert with temp 100+ in the summer. I water the heck out of my Thujas and the one in the low spot with the most water is by far the biggest. I planted 29 in a row, approx 4ft apart and 12 inches from a 6ft privacy fence. All 29 are 5-6ft tall now and are beginning to touch each other. I use fertilizer stakes evenly between each tree and theyre doing great. Great trees!
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December 31, 2012
My husband and I just bought 29 Thuja Green Giants to plant along a fence line on our property to form a privacy screen...for us AND the neighbors! Im very glad that we finally just jumped in and did it. I was very pleased with how the trees looked when we got them. They were here in right over a week, and when we took them out of the box, they were very neatly laid out, still very green, and they were alert! We planted them four evenings ago, and they are all still green, although two or three are sort of leaning over
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December 31, 2012
Received our order of 12 within a few days of ordering and the packaging was great. Plants look really healthy. We ordered the 1-2 ft. size and just finished planting them on the upper part of our berm that takes in six backyards. If it hadnt been for all the rain weve had this past month, I would have waited until fall to order
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December 31, 2012
All in all, I was happy with the plants I received. My thujas were healthy and for a beginning gardener, the planting instructions were easy to understand. I have had them in for 3 full years now and they range in height from 3 - 5 feet, not quite as fast growing as I had hoped
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December 31, 2012
Waited until our second year to do our review - Thujas planted in 2008 growing super and fast. Lots of new growth - all bright green. Only one out of 25 died but that was our fault, not the tree or nursery. Never had trees delivered in such good packaging as from this nursery! Bought more smaller Thujas from a different nursery this year - trying to save some $$ - bad mistake - 15% died - will reorder in 2010 from here !
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 25 of the 1-2 Thuja Green Giants in September 2008. My son and I planted them within 2 days of receiving them. Today they are 3 ft+ and looking great. I keep them mulched and do not allow grass to grow in the mulch. I also monitor the moisture in the ground near the trees to determine whether or not I need to add water. Ive only had to water them about 4 times in 10 months! I took pictures when I planted them and compare them to what they look like today and it is amazing.
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December 31, 2012
We received our Giant Thuja Trees last Thursday, we planted them on Saturday...they look beautiful...I was surprised how well they were packaged, and what great shape they were in when we got them
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December 31, 2012
I ordered 53 Thuja Green Giant, 2-3, trees in July 2007. This year, 2009, is their 2nd full season and the height of the trees have surpassed 6 ft. I could not be happier! And they look beautiful in the winter with snow! I would strongly recommend these trees to anyone
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December 31, 2012
Ordered 26 thuja green giants 11 months ago. They were 3-4 feet tall when they arrived. All of them were very healthy. Today, some of the thujas are over 7 feet and the growing season is not over yet! I am waiting for next year and hoping that they would really take off and reach as high as 9-10 feet. I do water them mildly twice a week
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December 31, 2012
One of the thujas died shortly after I planted it. The two I have left are doing ok - they are about 3 feet tall, but I planted them almost 2 years ago. Growth has been a little slow. But they are alive.
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December 31, 2012
The thujas we ordered were perfect! They have grown a couple feet since we planted them! Yea! Thats what we wanted. No problems with them at all. Maybe well plant some more!
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December 31, 2012
We used the evergreen trees as a privacy hedge alongside our home. Theyve grown beautifully alongside our home.
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December 31, 2012
These evergreen trees will be used for a hedge. Four of them are growing well and look healthy. The neighbors like them, too! But one of them seems to be slowly dying. We just checked the roots a couple of weeks ago and the tree hasnt taken root very well
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December 31, 2012
I ordered my thuja giants about 4 yrs ago and had really great success so last year i re-ordered 5 more for the other side of my home. All are doing great!!
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December 31, 2012
Using for privacy and I think in another year it will be high enough. Very healthy trees and well packaged. I may buy more in the spring.
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December 31, 2012
i love this tree, i wish it could grow faster
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December 31, 2012
We used the thuja fast growing trees alongside our home to create a privacy hedge. They are doing beautifully.
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December 31, 2012
I bought six of these ,3-4ft, trees about 1 year ago because they are supposed to be fast growing and not take up too much space. I live in a house in an urban area with duplexes on either side of my yard. I wanted more privacy from the peeping eyes of the neighbors, so I planted these thujas. So far they arrived in excellent condition, I planted them within a week of receiving them, kept them well watered in the summer and followed mulching guidelines. They grew about 4 inches on average in height in the first year, and did
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December 31, 2012
Purchased 4 Thuja Green Giants and planted in a semi-sun/shade area for a little year-round coverage. Theyve been doing well. I expect them to take off this year, as theyve had a year to dig in. No complaints
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December 31, 2012
I used my thuja green giants in each back corner of the yard. They have almost doubled in size and look quite nice. I am sure this summer they will really take off. I am very happy with them. Best Regards, Susa
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December 31, 2012
We use our Thuja as a wind blocker and privacy fence. Looks green all year round and are full and lush. Now almost 5 feet tall.
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December 31, 2012
I placed these evergreens as a living barrier on my property line. They have tripled in size and require very little maintenance. To say I am very happy with my purchase is an understatement. I would not hesitate in purchasing additional trees if the need should arise. Thanks!
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December 31, 2012
My Thuja Trees looked a bit sad after last years winter, but with much TLC they came back and in the late summer/fall grew about 2-4 inches. We are having a very cold/snowy/icy winter but I am hopeful that this spring/summer they do what they are suppose to do grow fast, and tall and beautiful! If the do I will be very pleased! Thank you for your follow-up and asking, Eydie
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December 31, 2012
Truly fast growing! I had ordered 15 Thujas and all but three survived the transplant process. I have nine lining the back of my property and three as a buffer on the side of my house. All of them are growing beautifully!! Especially the three on the side as they are getting the most sunlight. They are nearly seven feet tall after two seasons! These are a great buy for anyone looking for a natural barrier from neighbors or the elements! =D
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December 31, 2012
I planted 35 in the spring of 2007. I fertilize twice a year and planted in loam mixed with manure. I watered regularly, mulched and pruned. Our Thuja are all over 12 ft. We topped them all last year to make them get wider instead of taller. It worked! They are great
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December 31, 2012
I planted 80 thuja giants as a border to my front and side property in April 2007. They are 7-10 feet tall now on 6 foot spacings. I watch them grow almost year round and people stop by and ask me what they are and I get great comments on them all the time. They will improve your property value where you need privacy and they are very easy to maintain.
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December 31, 2012
We are using our thuja trees as a friendly fence. We bought 12 small evergreen trees which have doubled in size since we purchased them a year ago. We did have 2 die which were replaced very quickly and without a hassle.
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December 31, 2012
My husband planted the Thuja in relatively rocky soil near a fence line. We had a severe drought last year and worried if the Thuja Giant would make it. It did! It is about 6 feet tall now and getting fuller at the bottom, thinner near the top but hopefully it will fill out this summer with normal rain and sprinkling. It looks like a Christmas tree at the moment. I like the fact that it tolerated many different extremes in temperature and still survived
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December 31, 2012
I have purchased lots of plants, bushes, and trees over the years and can write without qualification that ALL the items I have purchased from your firm have been healthier, bigger, and more resilient than the same or similar products purchased from others. Even better you arent expensive! These plants are awesome and stand about 3 1/2 feet high and are bursting to leaf out as soon as I transplanted them outside ,I live in the frozen tundra Upstate New York,. I recommend Fast Growing Trees Nursery to all. If they have what you are looking for, dont gamble- place your order with them
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December 31, 2012
Were in Colorado Springs. We ordered the 6 ft. Thuja trees, last year in March. It was still cold and snowing here so we opened them and put them in the garage. We watered them, but otherwise pretty much neglected them altogether for almost 3 weeks. Then we planted them and it snowed again the next day. They are all ,about 35 total, doing great!!! Theyve grown over 16 inches and we cant wait for them to grow up and provide beautiful screening for our backyard. Easiest tree to maintain that Ive ever planted
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December 31, 2012
Outstanding quality, packaging and customer service from Fast Growing Trees Nursery. We use our Thujas as a living privacy fence to block the neighbor. To save some $$ we bought other Thujas from a different source in 2009. What a huge mistake. We will for sure RE-ORDER from Fast Growing Trees this year 2010!
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December 31, 2012
I bought 6 of these to plant on the property line for privacy. When they first arrived I was very impressed with how well they were packaged! I followed the planting directions and today all 6 are doing very well. I want to say that I am truly pleased at the level of customer service that I have received from Fast Growing Trees. They have answered every question or concern that I have had with kindness and I feel that they truly care about there customers satisfaction. I highly recommend Fast Growing Trees Nursery!
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December 31, 2012
We ordered and planted our ten Thuja Green Giant Arborvitaes in May 2007. At the time they were just saplings. As of this past fall ,2009, almost every tree was over six feet tall. Some have grown faster than others, but are consistent overall. We live in upstate NY in a rural mountain town. These trees have fought off deer, insects, direct sun in the summers, ice and sub zero temperatures in the winters. We would recommend these trees to anyone. We are honestly amazed at how fast they have grown, and are looking forward to seeing how much they grow this year
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December 31, 2012
I received the Thujas and they were packed well and came with some starter fertilizer. I was sceptical that they would grow as fast as was promised. Here I am two years later and not only did they hold up very well in the New England winters, but they have more than tripled in size. I am a year or two away from complete privacy from my neighbors
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December 31, 2012
I received your e-mail asking about the Thuja Green Giants I ordered from you. Just wanted to let you know they are doing wonderful. The first year I didnt see a whole lot of change but now that they are established they are really taking off. I planted 11 of them along my back fence row. I have a chain link fence around my property and planted them for more privacy from the neighbors behind me. My next door neighbor does landscaping for the county parks and he commented to me a few weeks ago on how great they are doing. Thanks for checking with me. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and would strongly encourage anyone looking for a little privacy to try these.
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December 31, 2012
We used the Thuja Green Giants to screen one side of our swimming pool. They are simply awesome trees. Many of the holes held water after we dug them and we thought we would lose quite a few ,we purchased 15 trees, and only lost one. The others are very vibrant and growing very fast. Theyve already grown 3 feet in less than a year. These very young trees held up in 9 degree temperatures this winter! And the deer just walk past them as if theyre not there. Theres nothing that we can say negative about them. Were very pleased with our purchase
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 10 or so Thuja Green Giants from Fast Growing Trees about 3 years ago. I planted them the first season and then the following spring I dug them all up and planted at my new home. I did not want to leave them...they were too nice!!! Anyway all that was back in 2008. Today they are strong, deep green trees over 6 feet in height. When I first dug them out of the ground, they stayed in containers for over two weeks. I was concerned then, but no worries now. They are the super trees that the add states!!! Do not hesitate to buy these trees
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December 31, 2012
I am an experienced gardener but have not dealt much with trees so I might have stretched a bit with taking on putting in a large hedge. However, I was desperate to get a privacy screen at the back corner of my property. I purchased seven of the 5 ft. green giants and planted them in large tree planters. I was extremely pleased with the trees when they arrived. They were all as tall or taller than promised and in very nice condition. I planted in late spring which is tough on a plant in Texas since the big heat comes early, but all survived and thrived through the hot summer. I lost one the next year and could not figure out why, but the remaining six are now about 9 feet tall after only 20 months and they have done well through two hot summers, a mild winter, and now a tough winter. ,Gotta love any plant that can handle both 106 degrees and 18 degrees., We had a horrible outbreak of web worms in the spring, but they didnt touch the Green Giants and I have not used any pesticide on the trees at all. Looks like Im going to get the quick and beautiful privacy hedge I wanted
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 32 thuja green giants ,4-6 ft,, last summer. They have endured extreme heat, and almost 4ft of snow this winter, in that big snowstorm that we named
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December 31, 2012
As a novice gardener, I needed immediate privacy for a new pool. These trees are growing rapidly during their first season. I cant wait to see the growth they have this year! All seven are healthy and Ive done nothing more than stick them in the ground. I will be buying more of these this year
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December 31, 2012
Last summer (2013) I purchased 16 of the smallest Thujas. I was a little worried about planting them in the brutal Alabama summer heat but they have thrived. I was also worried about how they would handle the two snow storms we had during the winter. They have endured some weather challenges and are doing great. They have grown over a foot just this summer and they are absolutely beautiful. For some reason you don't see these trees very often in the area where I live. I'm thrilled to have the most beautiful trees in my neighborhood. Fast Growing Trees is a great company. Buy with confidence!
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
We live in middle Tennessee area and planted 14 of the smallest trees in May. They, so far, have all lived and thrived well. It's only been a little over a month, but all the trees arrived healthy and planted well with little shock. I kept to the watering schedule, and all trees look very healthy.
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December 31, 2012
Our (8) Thuja Green Giants (1 - 2 ft) arrived today. I was amazed at how well they were packaged to prevent the dirt from spilling out, and damage to the tree itself. I carefully removed the top cardboard insert and took out the trees. They all look great! I was very pleased with Fast Growing Trees service; and I would highly recommend them to others looking for trees. I just ordered some flowering bushes; and I can't wait to see those
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December 31, 2012
Ordered these trees 3 or 4 years ago and they are the best trees. Everything is true what you said and I would order them again. They are beautiful
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 6 of these last year and 1 more this October (2013). The 6 have done great. They have grown quickly and they are very healthy. The latest one that I just purchased looks phenomenal. I highly recommend these trees. When they start to grow and fill out, they look phenomenal. I keep buying from this company because every product purchased has done exceptionally well. I live in NW Indiana (Zone 5)...where the summers are hot and dry and the winters are cold and snowy.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
Trees are all alive but have barely grown.They were planted 10 month ago.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I think the growing zone finder gave me the wrong zone. I am probably on the edge between two growing zones. I ordered 14 of these trees for two different houses I own. I was trying to put up a privacy screen. The 6 foot tall trees I planted in the fall survived Winter and Spring looking great but could not take a very hot desert summer. They did well until a heat wave of 100 to 110 degree temperatures. Suddenly 9 of the trees turned brown and lost all their foliage within a few days. I am hoping they revive when the weather turns cooler because the trunks seem to still be alive.
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
I bought three of the Thuja Green Giants a few months ago and two are not doing well at all. I planted all three together and the middle one is looking good but the other two are really brown. I am watering them and think it is enough because the middle one is doing well. Any suggestions on how to save the other two????
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
Recently purchased 10 Thuja green giants 1-2 ft. They arrived and I immediately unpacked them from the shipping box and plastic wrapping. A couple were bent from the trip, but overall all seemed very healthy. We had not chosen a best location for planting and it was unusually hot for in NE Ohio, so for the next 4 weeks I kept them in pots under the shade outside and watered them daily. After the temperatures dropped into the upper 70s like normal for the summer, I planted them. . They have now been in the ground a month are nicely sprouting new growth with all trees standing straight and upright. Because they are grown in pots, they are very accustomed to remain in pots while they became acclimated to the local conditions and providing time for layout and planning. Now they are well acclimated to the soil and final location in the ground. I am ordering another 10 to be planted before winter sets in. All 10 of this first group are doing fine with rigorous growth. Thanks for a smooth transaction and superior quality product.G
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
The trees arrive in good condition, very strong and vibrant. Very pleased with their resilience after planting. Will continue my future purchases with this seller.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
When the tree came,it was a little smaller thanx I had expected. After one year in the ground, it filling out nicely and starting to again some height. After losing many arborvitae that were much larger when I bought and planted them, I decided to buy a younger tree and let it root naturally. So far so good, Love watching it grow. Also, when I originally packed my order , one wrong tree was sent. I contacted the company, furnished them with a picture of the wrong tree with the tag still attached and they immediately sent me the correct one. I was happy with their service
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I have tried three times now to order an Emerald Green Thuja. (The smaller version of the Green Giant). I have received the Green Giant all three times!I had ordered 5 of the Emerald Green Thuja to have a small hedge between the driveways. Those 5 that I ordered were correct, only 2-3ft tall. Four out of the five have thrived and are now 4-5 feet tall and beautiful. The fith one right in the middle died. I thought ok I will wait until milder weather and order a 4-5 ft tall Emerald Green Thuja so that they will all be about the same height. Both times the Giant Thuja arrived. I planted it before realizing that it was different. It died anyway. $100 down the drain. I ordered again and this time bought insurance. It is now dying and is not the Emerald Green Thuja I ordered. Why can't you get the order right? Help me I will send pictures if you want of all three dead trees
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December 31, 2012
I have purchased several of these trees. Last years drought and then a very Harsh winter too the toll on a few of them but they were promptly replace in the spring. This year has been kinder to the development of the root system and they are doing wonderful. I am please with my purchase and expect to purchase more as I develop my landscaping.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
Great tree, didn't burn up like some other pines have.Have about 25 in a row, however two have got eaten up by the varrious wild life
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I recently purchased 26 thuja green giants and was unable to plant them for roughly 2 whole weeks as I was away on vacation. While gone, however, they received much rain and remained in their pots on my deck, receiving whatever direct sunlight they could during those cloudy days. I recently planted them, following the planting instructions, exactly and currently have 5/26 that have turned completely yellow/brown. What did I do wrong? That's a pretty high percentage, right? help
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
This is a great, beautiful privacy screen. So much nicer in every way than Leylands. Their footprint is so much smaller, yet they provide the privacy and ""look"" that you want. Be prepared to water every 3rd day (if no rain) in the 1st year to establish. After that, look out! They grow like crazy. Mine are about 20ft tall in their 4th season. Recommend planting in the late spring or summer
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December 31, 2012
Planted approximately 21 trees for use as a privacy screen. Great choice, however, the notion that Thujas are resistant to bag worms is not true. Over the last few summers I have seen and removed bag worms from a few of the trees. Now I have to keep a close eye and inspect the trees annually
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December 31, 2012
Purchased the 2-3' trees they seem to be doing well this company has very nice plants an service was very good trees shipped and packaged well - Thank you and I will always be a customer.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
This tree was larger and more beautiful than I expected. Customer service was outstanding, they were packed perfectly and arrived quickly. I have told all of my friends in the garden club about you. I expect we will all be back. Thank you
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December 31, 2012
San Antonio, TXThese trees will grow in Zone 9. Last April, we ordered 30 trees needing only 28. Two of them struggled and died within three months. We knew we would lose a few, but due to the worst drought last year we lost a total of eleven. The remaining 19 are beautiful and thriving. I just ordered another 12 needing only 9. We hope it will be a milder summer this year and that our lovely trees will survive. Our advice to Zone 9 is to plant these trees in the fall, so they will have plenty of time to adjust and not have to struggle through the summer drought. If you decide to plant in the spring as we have again, I would order the one year plant guarantee or order at least 1/3 more than what is needed. Good luck and remember ""Don't Mess with Texas."
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
We ordered the Thuja Green Giant because we wanted a separation between yards without having to put up a fence. Wisconsin had one of it's hottest summers and not one tree died. They are thriving and so far this winter they still look green and healthy. They didn't grow by the foot but they did grow and that's great. I would buy more if I decide to do the other side of my yard.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
When these trees catch and grow, they are a fantastic screen and grow quickly; and I had a run where 6 in a row caught and grew wonderfully. However, of the last several, all have died but 1. So don't count on not losing some. Consequently, I have gone to a local nursery to replace the dead ones with others locally who guarantee to replace them if they don't survive. As a single woman, dealing with planting, then removing and replanting is more than a little difficult when I don't have reliable help. It is a terrible hassle
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I bought 37 Thuja Green Giants in the Spring and planted them the day they arrived. They arrived looking very healthy and in good shape. I set up a drip system and watered them every other day (2-3 gallons). So far I have only lost two and they have all grown ~12inches since being planted. I can't wait to order another 37 for the south end of our property.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
This is our 2nd year with the 25 Thujas we ordered. Waited to post this review so we could be honest with the results. After a HORRIFIC heatwave and drought this past summer our little trees are thriving and look GREAT. We did lose two probably due in part the locatation we chose. We kept them nice and watered and even with the drought and sun beating on them we are hoping that they have established enough to begin the growtg process. They look so great and we know the privacy they will give us will only up our property valu. Thanks Pam and all the people at FGT.
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December 31, 2012
We purchased 8 of the 3-4 ft Thuja Green Giant trees and received them Memorial Weekend 2012. 5 months later, they are doing well and have grown. Very happy with the company & product
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
Unfortunately, these trees did not do well here in Brownsburg, IN. Between the high winds and the drought, every single one of them died. I planted them last fall and by spring, they were all brown. I was only reimbursed half of the small fortune I spent on these.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I was so excited last summer when I read the reviews on these trees. They were exactly what I need to add privacy to my yard. I ordered 12 and planted them exactly as the direction said. They all made it through the Colorado winter but just as they approached the one year warranty mark they ALL started to die. I now have one left. I was able to get a partial refund on a few that were still under warranty but for the most part it was a total loss. The site claimed the Thuja Green Giants would grow fast and were very hardy, and I do not agree with that claim. Mine hardly grew the year I had them and were NOT hardy. Now I have a small credit with Pam's and am not sure what to buy. Disappointed to say the least
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Planted these in the fall last year and they did fine through the winter, but did not survive the hot summer. I would not recommend these for Las Vegas or other hot climates
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December 31, 2012
About four years ago I ordered 25 Thuja Green Giants. They were 1-2 feet tall. My friends made fun of me and said you'll be waiting forever for them to grow! Now they are eating their words!! The back of my yard has a 15' tall green wall of privacy. One of the best purchases I have ever made! Worth every penny. Now I'm back on this amazing website to order some more.
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December 31, 2012
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trees are growing now. Had them 1 year and they are thigh high. I did have 1 die and it was replaced.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I am thoroughly satisfied with the multiple Thuja Green Giants I received last year from Pam's. I also bought Gator Bags to protect my investment, which I recommend
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
1st batch were not good, but replacements are growing very wel
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
This tree came to me very healthy and and is performing exceptionally well. It has grown over 1 foot since I planted it last fall and this is just the beginning of our Summer. I expect it to grow quite a bit more this growing season. I water it a couple of times a week when we have no rain. I have fertilized it once. It is doing great. I would recommend this tree to everyone!
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December 31, 2012
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So far, so good. The trees arrived quickly and in great condition, and are starting to grow noticeably now that they're somewhat established. We'll see where they are in a few years, but they're headed in the right direction
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December 31, 2012
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All eight trees are alive and doing well.You all did a great job getting these trees to me. The delivery person was both friendly and very helpful.
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December 31, 2012
I just planted the trees last spring, so I do not know how fast they will be growing yet? My favorite tree is the aborvite and I have had trouble growing them, I had one for 14 years and it just died on me, so I thought I would try these trees, similar to aborvites but they say they are easy to grow? Hope fully I will not kill them too
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I PURCHASE THESE THUJA GIANT SHRUBS LAST SUMMER.HAVE BEEN VERY SATISFIED WITH THEM. THEY ARE GROWING FAST. VERY HEALTHY AND HARDY. WOULD RECOMMEND THEM.
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December 31, 2012
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We just got our trees yesterday. They arrived looking great, they didn't seem to have any damage or stress from their travels. The only thing, I thought they would be bigger, or hardier. They seem kind of scrawny, but if its true they grow as fast as claimed, they should be fine.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
the trees were amazing, pretty cheap and amazingly tal
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December 31, 2012
We got our Thuja's last year and they were very well packaged and the plants looked great. They did well over the summer, didn't grow very much but they they started to fill in a bit and so on. Unfortunately deer have rubbed several of my trees done to just the main stem. I don't know if they'll make it through the winter and they are to expensive to replace. So my advice is to make sure before the rut you stake them and burlap them so they can't get to em. Nice trees, hopefully they come back
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
UPDATE: Since purchasing these trees almost 3 years ago, I have only lost 3. Tried to replace these by purchasing 3 from Lowes. While these started out really pretty and full, within a year, they were turning brown and infested with bagworms (which green giants aren't supposed to be affected by). Needless to say, I will be purchasing 3 new trees through Fast Growing Trees. Guess I should stick with what's been tried and true..
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December 31, 2012
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5 months ago
The first shipment of these that I received were very root bound. But it made little difference. They took off quite nicely. The month of July was so hot that I couldn't keep enough water on the little trees to keep them from cooking. I probably lost 10 out of the 50 that I planted. But the ones that have survived are already growing. I can't wait to see how they do next spring and summer.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I've planted many screening trees over the years but these 20
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December 31, 2012
Too soon
So far plants are holding up fine. It's only been 3 months since planting the 1-2 foot evergreens but I want to see how they hold up through a Midwestern winter and into next year. Then I will give a proper rating.
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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: We have sent thousands of these over the years to Texas and have not seen good success in your area. We do this because we want you to have success with your plants and do not want to see your time and money wasted. There are many other types of evergreens that work better for your area, such as the Sky Rocket Juniper.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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: With evergreens you can really plant them whenever. A more popular time of year to plant would be fall or spring.
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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.
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my elevation is 7800 feet. will it do well?
Catherine F on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: We typically go by zones, however, Thuja's are very cold hardy and can withstand heavy winds. We have found they do well in high elevations.
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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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Will they grow on a sloped bank?
Missy on Oct 22, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you can plant the Thuja green giants on a sloped bank.
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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.
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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: This is one of our websites and has helpful tips on planting.
http://www.plantingdirections.com/?s=emerald+green+thuja
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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: Yes, October is a great time to plant this tree in your location.
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do they grow in shade?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Thuja green giants can grow in a shaded area, they may not grow as fast as they would if they have more sun. But a shaded area should not kill them.
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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).
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does it take salty ocean winds well?
azza k on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: The salt tolerance on these are moderate.
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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...
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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: Fall is a really good to time to plant the Thuja green giants in a zone 5.
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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: Fall would typically be best, however, you can plant it in the summer just make sure it is getting enough water.
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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: An evergreen tree can pretty much be planted whenever. If you choose to plant these in the summer just be sure to monitor it so it does not dry out.
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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: The Thuja green giants are excellent to create privacy, and are not known to have invasive roots. It would be a good idea to plant them at least 5-6 ft away from that wall, and that is not because of bad roots but to keep the branching of those trees to grow into the wall.
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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!
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do the needles fall off?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: No, they will not lose their leaves they are evergreen.
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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.
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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.
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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: The roots should not cause any problems with the distance away from the pools that you will be planting them.
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is this tree poisonous if eaten by livestock?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: The Thuja green giants are not toxic too livestock or other animal friends.
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are they poisonous to livestock?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: Thuja Green Giants are not poisonous to livestock.
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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: The Thuja Green Giants adapts very well to sandy soils. If you're worried you can always mix in some planting mix with your natural soil before planting.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Why can't thuja green giants be shipped to TN? Is this permanent?
Trevor M on Oct 19, 2014
Best Answer: We can ship the Thuja green giants to TN without a problem. There is no restrictions on those evergreen coming into the state.
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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
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.
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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
Best Answer: We do recommend the planting mix and transplant fertilizer to give the Thuja green giants a great jump start for growth.
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How far from a property line should these be planted?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2014
Best Answer: I would plant the Thuja Green Giants 6ft from the property line.
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will it grow well in ST George Utah?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you are in a zone 8 so the Thuja Green Giant will grow well there.
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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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Where can I find the Thuja Green Giant world wide?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: I am sure that you can find these Thuja green giants in many areas, We can ship them all over the USA and to Canada.
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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
Best Answer: Fall is a great time to plant the Thuja green giants, less stressful on you and the trees since the weather is cooling down. We do guarantee the trees to arrive healthy and happy, the Thujas are our number one selling evergreen for privacy.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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What genus or family does the Thuja? tree belong to?
Tom P on Nov 22, 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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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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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.