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Thuja Green Giant

Thuja standishii x plicata

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-t- Planting Mix
Thuja Green Giant Planting Mix

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

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

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

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

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

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

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

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

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

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

60 ft.

Mature Height in Rows:

20-40 ft.

Mature Width:

12-20 ft.

Mature Width in Rows:

5-8 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Thuja standishii x plicata

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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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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
465 Reviews
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They did the Job!
These trees were definitely fast growing and did the job. Our neighbors don't have to look at the backside of our barn(shed) and we have the privacy for the late night fires in the firepit or quiet gatherings on the deck. Oh...and best of all, these trees are maintenance free!
November 29, 2014
over 3 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
The three Thujas that I order came quickly and very nicely boxed.
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
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
over 3 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.
January 1, 2013
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...
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
over 3 years ago
My Thuja trees
Delivery was great and on time as promised. Trees much smaller in person than pictures on site and seem to be growing way slower than promised on site but it's pretty early still...hopefully they will start to shoot up soon! Overall, great experience with Fast Growing Trees
October 22, 2014
over 3 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!!
January 1, 2013

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. Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I have not ordered this tree.
John S on Sep 22, 2017
Horses next door ate my last ones. They make a great privacy fence. And they look great.
Sina V on Sep 18, 2017
I have not ordered this tree.
John S on Sep 22, 2017
Need a fast growing wind barrier and boundary hedge.
George T on Sep 18, 2017
Horses next door ate my last ones. They make a great privacy fence. And they look great.
Sina V on Sep 18, 2017
Originally bought 30 of the Green Giants with guarantee. Only two trees didn't make it so I am replacing them using the guarantee. The trees are everything I had hoped and more. They have already grown over six inches the first six months.
Raymond L on Sep 18, 2017
I live in Brooklyn , and I what something that doesn't need lots of care , and to make my home more privacy from the street.
Celine C on Sep 17, 2017
Wanted a fast growing evergreen for privacy screen
Kent M on Sep 14, 2017
Susan O on Sep 14, 2017
For the privacy from our neighbors
Brian B on Sep 12, 2017
great height, privacy screen, beautiful tree!
Brad B on Sep 12, 2017
Have a wall in my back yard that I would like to cover
Don B on Sep 5, 2017
Bought 6-7' trees nice and full grows about 1/2-1' a year.
shirley b on Aug 26, 2017
Jermaine B on Aug 15, 2017
These look like the perfect privacy trees that we need to block us from the road.
Jennifer J on Aug 14, 2017
These are great looking evergreens that provide a good year round privacy barrier. I purchased 20 to put between my and my neighbors house.
JEFF P on Aug 14, 2017
Recommended by my friends mother. She says they are great trees and the ones she's received have been on the taller end of the sizes she's ordered. I sure hope my experience is the same. Really looking forward to a great experience with Fast Growing Trees 🌲 This is my first time ordering anything like this online 😀
MATTHEW G. on Aug 13, 2017
I have some that I received from fast growing trees before. They have done great and I need more for privacy.
Kathleen B on Aug 12, 2017
it can grow anywhere and grows tall fast
RICHARD S on Aug 12, 2017
fast growing,,,,evergreen and looks deer wont eat them....
steven g on Aug 9, 2017
they are supposed to be insect resistant..... have had lots of trouble with bagworm infestation on my emerald green junipers and others.
Steve B on Aug 8, 2017
The growth rate.
Lynda D on Aug 8, 2017
I bought this tree for year round privacy.
Tony J on Aug 6, 2017
for privacy from unwanted neighbor.
somboon j on Aug 6, 2017
frances h on Aug 6, 2017
A friend of ours purchased these and they have a beautiful hedge.
Kimberly B on Aug 5, 2017
I needed something that was fast growing and provided some privacy. If this order arrives nicely, I'll order many more!!
Diane W on Aug 5, 2017
Privacy screen
Scott M on Aug 5, 2017
lora s on Aug 5, 2017
Privacy, and to have year round color.
Jeffrey C on Aug 4, 2017
I wanted a privacy wall of fast growing, drought tolerant trees!
Misty M on Aug 3, 2017
Privacy, they're fast growing, and drought resistant.
John G on Aug 2, 2017
Try to make a wall between my neighbors half way there
JAMES P on Aug 1, 2017
I like that they grow 5 ft per year
Dawn B on Aug 1, 2017
These trees look beautiful and good to cover fences.
Susanna P on Jul 31, 2017
need a lot of trees to create a privacy fence between neighbors on both sides. These are only 10% of what I need.
Fatima D on Jul 31, 2017
Privacy. Neighbor is a [email protected]&#%
Feces on Jul 31, 2017
Previous experience
dulce b on Jul 30, 2017
I need a fast growing hedge, we just logged off all our firs
Marion B on Jul 30, 2017
My mother bought 12 of these trees 6 years ago from this site. Every single one lived and she now has a beautiful privacy hedge about 15 feet tall and still growing. The trees are soft and green and look beautiful.
Ashley B on Jul 30, 2017
Live fence. Its what I was looking for.
Nicolae C on Jul 29, 2017
I wanted a tall fast growing evergreen for a bit of privacy so I ordered the Giants. I like the year around crisp color they have.
Brad T on Jul 27, 2017
I need a fast growing hedge between my back yard and the road that runs behind it.
working mom on Jul 27, 2017
We are replacing privacy hedges and these seem to be a good replacement.
MARIA S on Jul 26, 2017
Needed fast growing trees to block my creepy neighbors. Hopefully these will work. If not, I'm buying bear traps.
Mike B on Jul 25, 2017
I was looking to create a privacy fence with trees.
Luis C on Jul 24, 2017
My new neighbors chopped down their trees so I'm creating a privacy 'fence' !!!
Ann M on Jul 24, 2017
For privacy. We have a two story, 8 family apartment house staring down at our backyard. The 6 foot fence isn't cutting it!
Jessica S on Jul 22, 2017
Ezequiel P on Jul 22, 2017
Privacy fence
Leslie J on Jul 17, 2017
Excellent border/privacy tree. Fast growing, beautiful.
Judith H on Jul 12, 2017
I was told by the association to plant it. I wanted to plant some hedge plants.
krish k on Jul 10, 2017
Need a fast growing wind barrier and boundary hedge.
George T on Sep 18, 2017
Originally bought 30 of the Green Giants with guarantee. Only two trees didn't make it so I am replacing them using the guarantee. The trees are everything I had hoped and more. They have already grown over six inches the first six months.
Raymond L on Sep 18, 2017
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.
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.
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 does this website say this tree can't be grown in texas I'm in Dallas, zone 8, which should be included?
Sol R on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
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 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.
If they mature to 12 to 20 foot why plant them 5 to 6 feet apart ?
darrell t on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: from what other evergreens do in my area is because the branches weave together makes a thick wall so the further apart the less thick the wall is going to be so easier to see through.
Is the height measurement from the soil line up or from the bottom of the root ball or container up?
Terri on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We measure our trees from the top of the pot to the top of the trees. We do not count the root ball when measuring our trees.
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.
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).
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.
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.
What's the largest size green giant you offer for sale?
tony v on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We now actually carry the Thuja Green Giants in a 6 to 7 foot.
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.
When is the best time to plant the Thuja Green Giant?
Amanda W on Jul 15, 2015
It depends on the zone you live in. Here is the standard for Thuja Green Giants.
Zone 5 early spring
Zone 6 spring or fall
Zone 7,8,& 9 year round.
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Are thuja green gaint and arborvitae green gaint the same tree ?
James M on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No the Thuja Green Giant is a Hybrid.
What is the height of each plant if we select 10 plants option?
Mehak on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine were about 18"
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.
winter care? We live in Michigan and I want to be sure to protect them from the heavy snowfalls over the winter. Any tips?
Lisa S on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A layer of shredded hardwood mulch, three inches deep, extending one to two feet out from the tree trunk. Also, maintain your trees during that time by knocking the snow off the branches and allowing the trees to stay upright.
I have an elevated 4' rock wall at the back of and sides of my yard that provides about 3-4 feet of almost flat planting bed from the neighbors wood fences. I would like to plant one of these in the corner. Will this be possible? Any problems with the roots?
zermatt on May 17, 2017
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.
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.
are these sent bare-root?
Richard D on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with a bundle of dirt, wrapped in burlap. I was happily surprised with the quality and care of the shipping process. I would buy again.
will the deer and rabbits eat
these trees I live in Wisconsin?
legend on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We live in West Virginia in Zone 6. If deer get hungry enough they will eat anything. They were eating ours so we routinely spray with Deer Out Liquid Fence and they leave them alone. However, these trees are beautiful and do grow quickly after the first year.
Do 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!
Will this tree grow in Denver?
Lucas B on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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.
I'm sizing nozzles for a handline sprinkler system. I am planning on irrigating 2 rows of trees spaced as your recomendations. How many gpm (gallons per minute) should I design for?
Mike R on Aug 24, 2015
Here is a guide not knowing what size nozzle your using. This chart gives you some choices, drip irrigation, hoses, and bubble irrigation are the best choices. You want to water the perimeter of the roots not against the tree.
2. How Much Water Does Your System Apply?
Here are some typical output numbers for common plant watering systems. Notice the huge
difference between the drip emitter, bubbler, and watering hose outputs.
Drip Emitter 1/2 – 4 gallons per hour
Bubbler 1/2 – 2 gallons per minute
Hose 2 – 5 gallons per minute
3. How Long and How Often Should I Water?
Refer to the chart to the left and write down the watering needs of all of your plants. If you use drip
emitters, adjust the number and size of emitters on each plant so that your plants get the water they need
in two to six hours. For example, the chart shows that a 10-foot tree needs 59 gallons of water. A good
setup for this tree would be six 4-gallon per hour emitters, running for 2-1/2 hours (6 x 4 x 2.5 = 60 gallons).
I have a 5 foot solid PVC fence, which I want these to grow next to. How close can I plant them to this real fence?
Gustad M on Jul 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't plant them any closer than 5 feet. These trees grow fast and witghin 2-3 years they will fill that gap quickly. My 6 foot trees I got 5 years ago are now 30 feet tall and 7-9 feet wide already.

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