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Thuja Green Giant

Thuja standishii x plicata


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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

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

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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 2 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 2 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 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.
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 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!!
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.

Questions & Answers

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Privacy fence
Leslie J on Jul 17, 2017
I was told by the association to plant it. I wanted to plant some hedge plants.
krish k on Jul 10, 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
to create a privacy screen and block the ugliness that is around us!
Patricia B on Jul 9, 2017
I chose this for privacy..fast growing..hopefully easy to grow
ruth k on Jul 9, 2017
Found your company through an Internet search. You had the best reviews, as well as the best prices.
Susan W on Jul 9, 2017
I like their appearance as a privacy hedge/fence as well as a specimen plant. Friends have planted them and like their growth rate and appearance. They are low maintenance and grow well in most conditions.
Cathy W on Jul 8, 2017
Need to block road and traffic
Dan H on Jul 8, 2017
fast growing,privacy,and good reviews
James K on Jul 7, 2017
The trees are fragrant,beautiful and offers great privacy. But most of all the service is exceptional.
Michael B on Jul 7, 2017
Look great!
James k on Jul 6, 2017
I chose this particular tree, as it is a fast growing tree, that will help to provide privacy. I already have several mature Thuja's, and am filling in some gaps with more. These are quite beautiful, and majestic trees.
Susan B on Jul 5, 2017
I chose Thuja Green Giant for a maintenance free privacy tree.
Ana G on Jul 4, 2017
Right size, fast growing
Jon P on Jul 2, 2017
Fast growing and good for privacy
kristal m on Jul 2, 2017
Andrew G on Jul 2, 2017
It was the only zone 5 evergreen that was 6-7 ft high.
I wish there was a bigger selection.
shari k on Jul 1, 2017
Wind protection
Nacho on Jul 1, 2017
To create a natural privacy fence between our neighbors back yard and ours. He started stacking wood out back and it's an eyesore.
Tim P on Jun 30, 2017
Wanted to try something new.
Teresa C on Jun 30, 2017
This looks like a item that will do the job and will cut down on road noise.
Roger K on Jun 28, 2017
I chose this plant because I want a plant that's fast growing and provides a great privacy fence.
Michelle W on Jun 28, 2017
Need fast growing privacy screen
James D on Jun 27, 2017
Need Privacy.
Robert S on Jun 25, 2017
Need to block view of appartments!
Kathleen A on Jun 25, 2017
Because they grow fast and big
Priscilla C on Jun 25, 2017
Great reviews!
James E on Jun 24, 2017
Previous experience. Grow fast and tall.
John B on Jun 24, 2017
These where purchased to have some privacy to our property. We also want to say that we have had fast and dependable service.
Francis W on Jun 24, 2017
Fast growing and hopefully as deer resistant as claimed.
Charles J on Jun 24, 2017
easy to plant, nice privacy and cost
Thiago R on Jun 23, 2017
For privacy
Edgar D on Jun 22, 2017
I purchased 10 Thuja trees this year from Pams. They arrived in a timely manor and in great shape. I planted per the instructions and because these trees were in pots I took my time to prepare the planting sites properly thereby ensuring their success. They are growing great and in Colorado this year we have had alot of wind and the trees have had no problems. Very happy with my purchase
vicki p on Jun 21, 2017
Privacy screen on north side of home.
Daniel C on Jun 20, 2017
These trees are intended to create a privacy screen as we are on a culda sac corner were several neighbors can see directly into our back yard.
Kricket B on Jun 19, 2017
I choose Thuja Green Giant trees for my backyard landscaping to block road noise, and for privacy.
Jennifer M on Jun 15, 2017
To have that well manicured yard with privacy.
nicholas a on Jun 12, 2017
Privacy and wind break
William H on Jun 12, 2017
quick growing privacy tree
Ann T on Jun 11, 2017
for a natural fence.
william j on Jun 10, 2017
I have the perfect space for the tree. It can grow and spread without overcrowding.
Joy T on Jun 10, 2017
The reviews seemed good. Mom wants some evergreens. Therefore we are trying 4 of these trees out. These will be planted in Southern Iowa on our Farm, about 2 miles north of HWY 2. So we are well within an appropriate zone for these trees. . If they work well we will order and plant more. -- Ben
Ben T on Jun 9, 2017
Need a wind screen and some privacy from my neighbor who is cutting down all the trees between us.
W. Todd B on Jun 8, 2017
Jeremy h on Jun 8, 2017
exactly what i needed.
Hope they do what they as advertised.
Peter G on Jun 8, 2017
The lot in which was cleared to build our home removed a lot of our neighbors privacy, planting these will give them some of it back as well as give us privacy.
Bill B on Jun 7, 2017
Privacy fence
Michael B on Jun 7, 2017
We had these in N. CA. Loved them and no pollen. We've planted five in the back of our yard here in central ID a little over two years ago and they are doing beautiful. I LOVE these trees!!
Yvonne B on Jun 7, 2017
Fast growing and sounds like a good bordering hedge.as well as looking for privacy. Hope to be buying more.
David W on Jun 6, 2017
Noisy neighbors with a old fence.
David M on Jun 6, 2017
Excellent border/privacy tree. Fast growing, beautiful.
Judith H on Jul 12, 2017
to create a privacy screen and block the ugliness that is around us!
Patricia B on Jul 9, 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.
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.
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 does this website say this tree can't be grown in texas I'm in Dallas, zone 8, which should be included?
Sol R on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think the site says that this shrub is not recommended for Texas. I don't know their exact reasons, but I assume they must have gotten some complaints from Texas residents. I live in Austin and purchased two of that Thujas prior to that warning going up. They are both doing great. They've grown fast and are beautiful. The only thing I can think of is the heat. They do require a good amount of water in summer. They wouldn't be the best choice if you have stiff water restrictions. They needed two good soaks per week to get them through summer. Hope that helps. Mike M.
I understand your Thujas are 1-2' trees are $18.35 a piece, is that right? I'm asking because Burgess sells their 1-2' trees as low as $5.31 a piece & a couple of nurseries even a little less. What makes your 1-2' trees so much better that would sway me to buy from you? Is there something I'm not understanding?
Angela W on Feb 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Burgess sends bareroot. No comparison
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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).
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: Typically the largest we carry is 5-6ft.
When is the best time to plant the Thuja Green Giant?
Amanda W on Jul 15, 2015
It depends on the zone you live in. Here is the standard for Thuja Green Giants.
Zone 5 early spring
Zone 6 spring or fall
Zone 7,8,& 9 year round.
If you need help please contact our sales department at 1 (888) 504-2001
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
are these sent bare-root?
Richard D on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I received mine in Good Healthy Condition . They All are growing very well . The ones in the Shade not growing that fast . But this is expected . I wish I had known about these Trees before purchasing Pine Trees years ago . But they were Not Bare Root . All were in Pots .
will the deer and rabbits eat
these trees I live in Wisconsin?
legend on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We live in West Virginia in Zone 6. If deer get hungry enough they will eat anything. They were eating ours so we routinely spray with Deer Out Liquid Fence and they leave them alone. However, these trees are beautiful and do grow quickly after the first year.
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.

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