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Thuja Green Giant

Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'

The Thuja Green Giant quickly gives you a lush, rich privacy screen. And it comes with a ton of perks:

  • It grows to impressive heights to create perfect privacy 
  • It delivers dense, dark green foliage, year-round
  • It blocks noise, neighbors, and unsightly views 
  • It's more cost-effective and rewarding than a traditional fence
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Thuja Green Giant Care

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Can grow in a range from full sun to partial shade. They need at least four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight per day.

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Regular watering schedule for the first six months. Once established, rainwater should be sufficient.



Should not need any extra fertilizer unless your entire lawn and garden have problems and needs regular fertilizing.

The Fastest Growing Quality Evergreen

Why Thuja Green Giants?

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

- Drought tolerant
- Disease and insect resistant
- Easy-to-grow and 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.

Planting in Rows
There are two popular ways to plant your Thuja Green Giants:

In a Straight Row
In a Staggered Row
Thuja Green Giant Privacy Evergreen Single Row
Thuja Green Giant Privacy Evergreen Staggered Row

How to Get the Height You Want
Follow this spacing chart when planting in a straight row:

Desired Height
Distance Between Trees
20-25 feet tall
5 feet apart
25-30 feet tall
8 feet apart
30-40 feet tall
10 feet apart


So, you'll never have to worry about mixing chemicals or spraying these trees. With proper care, Thujas aren't typically 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 windscreen. Plant one every 5 to 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 to 50 feet. Your Thuja foliage stays soft and thick all year long.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Some nurseries dig Thujas out of the ground and send them bare-rooted, or 'ball and 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 its root system. You also risk losing the tree, since it's less able to absorb vital nutrients and water.

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

But you can be assured that when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you are getting well-rooted Thuja Green Giants, ready for explosive growth. And for quickest privacy, we now have a limited supply of large trees available. These larger trees offer more developed branching for ready-made privacy in your landscape.

Order your own Thuja Green Giant before it's gone!

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Product Details

Mature Height:30-50 ft.
Mature Width:12-15 ft.
Sunlight:Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate:Fast
Botanical Name:Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'
Does Not Ship To:AZ, OR
Grows Well In Zones:5-8 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Customer Reviews & Photos


Based on 2,614 reviews

Carey C.

5 Years and Doing Great

We bought these Thuja Green Giant back in 2019. We followed the planting instruction and the watering instruction for 2 years. All have survived and doing great. When we bought these 5 years ago they were only about 3 foot tall. Now you see from the pictures how tall they are. I only wish I would have planted these earlier.

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Ken G.
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So far so good

Planted and waiting to see. Hopefully they grow and don't die.

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Marcy T.
Verified Buyer

Giant Green Thuja

Efficient and fast delivery.

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Bob D.

Amazing Customer Service and the trees aren't bad either

First off, I agree with all the posts stating the condition of the trees upon arrival. I ordered 20, 3-4 ft Green Giants that arrived in mid October 2023 in NW Montana. Fortunately, I purchased the 1 year warranty as we experienced -40⁰F for nearly two weeks during winter. A lot of the foliage froze and broke off with the snow. I had hopes that they would recover but by the end of April '24, there was no new growth. I contacted Fast Growing Trees (FGT), provided photos of all 20 thujas and within 2 days I received notification that my replacement trees were on the way. Hopefully, the trees will have a better chance to root before winter and we won't experience quite as harsh of a winter this year. Frankly, I was shocked that there was a company who honored their warranty with hardly any questions. BRAVO FGT! I would recommend FGT to anyone and if you're the least bit concerned about the tree survival due to weather or soil conditions get the warranty.

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First time buyer and tree planter. Very happy with my Thuja Arborvitae and Fast Growing Trees!

This is my first time ordering from this site, and actually first time ever planting trees. I'm in a new neighborhood and have now realized my 6ft fence doesn't provide privacy due to lawn sloping so I needed to get some trees planted ASAP. I chose the arborvitae because my dog loves to eat stuff and needed something that wouldn't be toxic, and because of the fast growth rate. This site had a great deal on 3-4ft trees in bulk so I got 12 to space 5 ft apart along my fence. There was a delay with FedEx delivering and so I was worried about whether my plants would be in bad shape but they arrived on the 5th day and to my surprise appeared to be in excellent condition! The live chat folks are top notch and so is the site with the FAQs and videos. The containers were cracked during shipping but CS said to just water them until water started running out and until I could plant (bad weather for a couple of days). Doesn't seem to really have been an issue for the trees so not a big deal. I have a disability that limits my ability to go to a local nursery so I'm grateful for this site offering home delivery of quality trees. I'm extremely happy with my purchase so far and can't wait to watch them grow.

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