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Thuja Green Giant

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-t- Planting Mix
Thuja Green Giant Planting Mix

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

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

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

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

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

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

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

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

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

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 5-9



Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-40 ft.

Mature Width:

12-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Thuja standishii x plicata

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

The Fastest Growing Quality Evergreen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can easily trim them once a year to your desired height. Left unpruned, Thuja Green Giants planted in rows can reach as high as 30-40 feet.

Your Thuja foliage stays soft & thick all year long.

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

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

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

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

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







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

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Thuja Green Giant


Thuja Green Giant Planting Diretions 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.

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fast growing evergreen
Blake R on Sep 30, 2016
Fast growing, perfect for privacy
Donna K on Sep 29, 2016
fast growing evergreen
Blake R on Sep 30, 2016
Bought it for variation to block neighbors view of our property.
Lynn M on Sep 30, 2016
Fast growing, perfect for privacy
Donna K on Sep 29, 2016
I needed something fast growing for privacy that didn't take up to much space hopefully these will be what I'm looking for
Sheryl C on Sep 29, 2016
Looking for fast-growing privacy.
Art W on Sep 29, 2016
Fast growing, and hopefully very hardy in our climate.
Coni J on Sep 28, 2016
I need a high hedge tree to block neighbors house and to get privacy
David K on Sep 28, 2016
To create a noise barrier from road traffic.
Lloyd M on Sep 27, 2016
This tree is fast growing, grows well in any weather conditions, and grows tall enough for privacy.
Mark S on Sep 27, 2016
After doing some research, the heartiness and quick growth rate of these trees make them seem like a good choice. I plan on using them for a small privacy screen along one side of our back yard at our new home that we just moved into, and with all the favorable reviews for them I am hoping they will fit my needs perfectly.
matthew i on Sep 27, 2016
A friend had these planted as a privacy screen. We are using them more as a windscreen, not planting them quite as close as recommended. Bought some last year and they lasted through our strange weather here in upstate NY. We decided we need just a few more to get the effect we want.
Linda F on Sep 26, 2016
description of drought resistant, fast growing, and need to provide a natural border.
john a on Sep 26, 2016
Grows fast, low maintenance
Irina Z on Sep 26, 2016
Need these as a privacy screen from the road.
Kasha D on Sep 26, 2016
To create a privacy fence
Barb E on Sep 25, 2016
Picked these based on the tree - fast growing evergreen trees for my grow zone, for a privacy barrier. I hope this is true. Ask me in a few years.
Steve B on Sep 24, 2016
I need to make a fence around my side patio, but we have partial shade, so I hope these will be ok there.
CAROL L on Sep 24, 2016
Have bought some in the past and I'm very happy with them - healthy and fast growing.
john b on Sep 22, 2016
We ordered these plants from fast growing 5 years ago and they have grown beautifully! We are going to fill in another section for more privacy.
Erica P on Sep 21, 2016
To finish our privacy screen of the other Thujas we bought from you.
Thomas T on Sep 21, 2016
Fast growing
Alecia H on Sep 20, 2016
I chose these for privacy and because they grow quickly.
Judi J on Sep 20, 2016
to fill in where i bought thujas (19 of them_) and one died and the competition would not stand behind their trees.
kenneth g on Sep 19, 2016
Privacy factor and wind blocking
Tracy S on Sep 17, 2016
Received 10 green giants this spring (2016), and we have seen substantial growth already on all 10. We can guarantee next spring and summer the plants will grow as advertised. Make sure to amend the soil with organic matter when planting, and keep them watered the first year as we did, and you will have no problems. Excellent plants!!
Michael P on Sep 16, 2016
I purchased 15 a month or so ago and 2 died a couple days after I received them. Hoping you can do something for me so we can continue to do business in the future. Thank you
nathan b on Sep 16, 2016
Its shape and that it is a fast growing evergreen that can provide an attractive screen.
William W on Sep 16, 2016
Looking forward to the arrival of these trees, as this buying source has received strong accolades from previous buyers. Chose these trees because they will be the perfect privacy wall to block adjacency views of neighboring houses.
Derek W on Sep 16, 2016
For privacy
Jaime A on Sep 16, 2016
I planted a total of 44 trees (1-2 ft) around my property for privacy late last summer and they have established their roots and have already grown two feet. I LOVE these trees because they look so healthy and I have only fertilized once at the beginning of spring. I am buying more to finish the privacy screen. Next year I plan on buying flowering trees for my yard.
Barry C on Sep 15, 2016
Growth rate (expected) & privacy
Jory F on Sep 15, 2016
Would like to replace one and with results of my last purchase I feel confident I'm making the correct decision.
Gary r on Sep 15, 2016
Screening.
Matthew D on Sep 15, 2016
I've been considering these evergreens for quite some time so now that it's September, the time is right, the price is right . Also we lost a huge tree this summer due to lightening and our back yard looks like the Sahara Desert. This will solve a privacy issue as well in very sort time. So, as you can see I'm expecting great results from our new evergreens.
linda j on Sep 12, 2016
fast growing privacy for back yard
David M on Sep 10, 2016
Repeat customer
Tom S on Sep 9, 2016
Growth and handsome
Rene A R on Sep 9, 2016
Privacy
tammy b on Sep 8, 2016
Wanted a fast growing evergreen that will eventually block the wind on the northwest side of the house. It's an added plus that this evergreen is virtually pest/disease free, will do well in our sandy/rocky/light clay soil, & is drought resistant.
Brenda L on Sep 8, 2016
Fast growth.
Kabir K on Sep 8, 2016
We ordered trees three years ago. They have done wonderful. We are finishing the remainder of our yard. Excellent trees and we are very pleased with your company. Thank You
Bob B on Sep 8, 2016
Fast growing and will stand up to the New York weather
Karen R M on Sep 7, 2016
Privacy
Allison S on Sep 7, 2016
In need of privacy and wanted less space. I liked the look of the tree
Mary L on Sep 6, 2016
Used this type of green in the past and I was amazed how fast they actually grew and the color/healthy look. Made my yard look relaxing and blocked a lot of noise and wind.
Herbie M on Sep 6, 2016
Gorgeous privay trees that grow FAST.
Sharon M on Sep 6, 2016
tree fence to replace dead saplling
Kevin S on Sep 4, 2016
I picked this to give my yard privacy.
Teresa L on Sep 2, 2016
I live on a hill where a privacy fence will not block the view and noise from a small factory across the road. I love that these are evergreens and hardy. We do not have greenery in the winter months, so this will be a nice break from the bleakness of the white, gray, and browns.
Candace S on Sep 1, 2016
Fast growing in partial shade and evergreen.
Gail S on Aug 30, 2016
Bought it for variation to block neighbors view of our property.
Lynn M on Sep 30, 2016
I needed something fast growing for privacy that didn't take up to much space hopefully these will be what I'm looking for
Sheryl C on Sep 29, 2016
What is the life span of these trees?
Cyndi on Feb 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thuja Green Giant has not been in existence but 40 years, and the original tree is still living, so we know it will make it at least 4 decades. We think it will live considerably longer, up to 150 years, since one of its parents, Thuja plicata, is quite long-lived, often living over 200 years, with some specimens actually being over 1,000 years old! As with any tree, the lifespan and its attractiveness are affected by growing conditions such as overcrowding, drought and general growing conditions.
what is the spacing in between each tree to form a solid wall ?
blackie on Jun 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We recommend to plant the Thuja green giants 5-6 foot apart to create a nice privacy barrier.
what does this website say this tree can't be grown in texas I'm in Dallas, zone 8, which should be included?
thanks
Sol R on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think the site says that this shrub is not recommended for Texas. I don't know their exact reasons, but I assume they must have gotten some complaints from Texas residents. I live in Austin and purchased two of that Thujas prior to that warning going up. They are both doing great. They've grown fast and are beautiful. The only thing I can think of is the heat. They do require a good amount of water in summer. They wouldn't be the best choice if you have stiff water restrictions. They needed two good soaks per week to get them through summer. Hope that helps. Mike M.
how far should they be from septic system?
Valerie B on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In 10 years, this tree will grow up to 12 feet wide, and the roots grow a bit wider than the branches do. It will slowly keep growing to 20 feet wide. I would allow at least 15 feet from a septic system, just to be safe.
It say that growth is 3-5 ft per year once established. How long wil the tree be in the ground before it is considered "established"?
Sal R on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: After watering my Thuja Giants for the fall months the first year, they were on their own. Been in the ground - doing better and better - for three years,
We want privacy in our backyard because the fence slopes down and the neighbors can see into our backyard. We have about 6 feet between the fence and the in-ground pool. Can we plant these trees about 5 ft apart in this space, or will the roots damage the pool?
Jared S on Mar 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 6 feet is not enough space between your fence and the pool to grow green Giant, for it allows only 3 feet between the trunk and your fence or your pool. This tree will grow up to 12 feet wide in 10 years and gets even wider as it ages, and the roots grow a little wider than the branches do. If you live in zone 7 or south, you might look at Italian cypress, which gets really tall and stays really thin; Sky Pencil Holly stays really thin, but will only grow 8-10 feet tall, if that is enough height for you; and, again if you are in zone 7 or south, you could look at Multiplex Bamboo, which gets 15-20 feet tall. It is a clumping form, not an invasive running form, but its roots can spread, so if your pool walls are thin, I would choose something else.
How 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.
How much planting mix do you need for 6 1-2 ft trees?
Gail F on Apr 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: One package of planting mix is 2 quarts, and should be mixed in with the soil for the hole of one plant. If you have really rich, humusy soil, 1/2 a package per hole would probably be enough.
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.
What is the best deer resisitent fast growing trees zone 6?
Barbara B on Nov 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We know if deer are starving they will eat almost anything, However here are a few that are not on their top 10 of their dining favorites. River Birch, Blue Spruce, Dawn Redwood, Norway Spruce, Sugar Maple, Tulip tree, Kousa Dogwood.
How does it do in shade?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These can thrive in partial shade, however, you might not get the full potential of growth rate per year (3-5ft).
I have an 18 foot green giant that is very thin at the bottom (you can see through it). Will it thicken up when planted in the sun?
Jennifer H on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thuja Green Giant definitely grows denser in full sun than in shade, even part shade. However, at 18 feet, it would be easier and cheaper to simply plant a new one in your sunny area, where it can start out right, than to try to move the old one. After all, it's thin bottom is pretty established and it will be hard for the plant to re-grow it, especially with the shock of transplanting at such a large size.
When is the best time to plant the Thuja Green Giant?
Amanda W on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Amanda
It depends on the zone you live in. Here is the standard for Thuja Green Giants.
Zone 5 early spring
Zone 6 spring or fall
Zone 7,8,& 9 year round.
If you need help please contact our sales department at 1 (888) 504-2001
do they grow in shade?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: we have ours planted at the edge of our yard - which has a steep slope. They hibernated the first year, and are now starting to grow nicely. It is an area that is mostly shaded, but they do get some sun in the morning.
How far from a property line should these be planted?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted them approximately 6 feet from our property line, and this seems to be adequate. They do spread some at the bottom, but not much more than that.
do they hold up good to heavy snow and wind? how far away to place from chain link fence? about how many for apporox and 70' straight single row solid wall?
anthony p on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Green Giant sheds snow much more efficiently than most upward-branching trees since it has only one leader and the limber quality of the branches tends to dump the snow rather than hold it. It is challenged by heavy, persistent winds, especially when young, as it tends to catch the wind and bend, but it handles moderate wind exposure well, especially when planted closely in a mass. They mature to 12-20 feet wide, so you will need to plant no less than 6-8 feet from your fence. To make a solid wall really quickly, many plant them on 5-foot centers, which means 14 trees for 70 feet. If you go with 6 foot centers, you will only need 11 or 12 trees.
What's the largest size green giant you offer for sale?
tony v on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Typically the largest we carry is 5-6ft.
trees doing good seem like turning a little yellow on tip any concern ?
william b on Nov 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Most of the time with evergreen tips are turning yellow, it is a watering issue. Either too much water or not enough. You may need to check or change your watering habits, to see a difference.
When is it best to cut the tops in order to get a more full tree? Mine are 12 feet high and we'd like them to get as high as possible, but also look very full.
Barbara B on Oct 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can trim or top evergreens anytime of year. you may want to get them up to 15-16 ft tall before you start to trim them, but once you top them they will start to get wider and thicker.
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.
I'm sizing nozzles for a handline sprinkler system. I am planning on irrigating 2 rows of trees spaced as your recomendations. How many gpm (gallons per minute) should I design for?
Mike R on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mike
Here is a guide not knowing what size nozzle your using. This chart gives you some choices, drip irrigation, hoses, and bubble irrigation are the best choices. You want to water the perimeter of the roots not against the tree.
2. How Much Water Does Your System Apply?
Here are some typical output numbers for common plant watering systems. Notice the huge
difference between the drip emitter, bubbler, and watering hose outputs.
Drip Emitter 1/2 – 4 gallons per hour
Bubbler 1/2 – 2 gallons per minute
Hose 2 – 5 gallons per minute
3. How Long and How Often Should I Water?
Refer to the chart to the left and write down the watering needs of all of your plants. If you use drip
emitters, adjust the number and size of emitters on each plant so that your plants get the water they need
in two to six hours. For example, the chart shows that a 10-foot tree needs 59 gallons of water. A good
setup for this tree would be six 4-gallon per hour emitters, running for 2-1/2 hours (6 x 4 x 2.5 = 60 gallons).
are these sent bare-root?
Richard D on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I received mine in Good Healthy Condition . They All are growing very well . The ones in the Shade not growing that fast . But this is expected . I wish I had known about these Trees before purchasing Pine Trees years ago . But they were Not Bare Root . All were in Pots .
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.
What is the trunk diameter on the 5-6 ft tree?
Jason B on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is definitely an approximate as I measured in drizzling rain at dusk. The tree I measured is about 6.5 ft and I was able to measure midway from bottom to top. The diameter at this point is about 5". I have read as well as have been told, the tree grows very little the first and even the 2nd year. In year 2 and 3, the tree begins to grow - I can verify this. These trees have been in the ground close to 6 years. I can note that with my 35 green giants, no 2 are exactly alike; the larger trees are 8' something, and the diameter is no more than about 8". These trees are similar to a full Christmas tree.
Do these trees have the shedding needles and pine cones like a regular Evergreen?
Sue B on Jul 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the Thuja Green Giant does not have shedding needles. My trees do want to grow small pine pine cones, but I have snipped them off while still green so as to encourage tree growth rather than put that energy into pine cone production. My trees have grown very nicely since planting them. The (2) year old trees have grown from 5 feet tall when planted to about 11 feet tall now!
How fast does the Thuja green giant grow? I am getting several different answers. I need a very fast growing evergreen to use as a natural wall at the edge of my yard. If it is not fastest growing, what is? We live in zone 5 - Northern Indiana.
Marianne M on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a very hearty plant. I have six and they grew a foot in the first year. I plant them closer then requested to make a closed hedge. Make sure you account for the size it can grow. I plan on trimming the tops after they hit 10 feet. If you looking for a fast growing tree in your yard. This is it. Good luck!
how often should you water the trees after planting?
wThomas on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Newly planted trees require more water than established ones. You need to water as often as 3-4 items a week when newly planted for 2 weeks, depending on rainfall - check the soil with your fingers to be sure that you keep the soil moist, but not wet; wet, boggy soil will kill the roots. If it is wet, don't water until the soil is slightly moist but not dry. The third and fourth weeks, switch to watering every 3 days. After the first month, water once a week unless it is hot and very dry, in which case you will need to water twice a week. After 6 months, you should not have to worry about watering unless there is a prolonged drought.
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.
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.
Wanting a wall of trees. How far apart?
Flo C on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Plant them 5-6 feet apart for a nice dense privacy hedge.

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