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Thuja Green GiantThuja standishii x plicata

1562 reviews
  • Thuja Green Giant

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  • Thuja Green Giant

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  • Thuja Green Giant

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  • Thuja Green Giant

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  • Thuja Green Giant
  • Thuja Green Giant
  • Thuja Green Giant

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Thuja Green GiantThuja standishii x plicata

1562 reviews
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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.

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 40 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!

How many Thuja Green Giants do I need to buy?

For a tight hedge: Thuja Green Giants

For a tight hedge or privacy barrier, you will need Thuja Green Giants, planted feet apart from the center of each plant.

To leave some space: Thuja Green Giants

To leave some space, you will need Thuja Green Giants, planted feet apart from the center of each plant.

For a staggered planting: Thuja Green Giants

For a staggered or alternate planting, you will need Thuja Green Giants, planted feet apart from the center of plant in two offset rows.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: This is a large landscape tree and as such, requires a bit of planning before planting. First, measure the area where you would like to plant your hedge or row. You will need the length of the area of planting to estimate the number of trees you need.

When planting, dig a hole for each tree that is three times as wide as the root ball but just as deep. You don’t need to add anything to the planting hole. Place the tree, fill in around the tree with the same soil you took out when initially digging the hole. Finally, tamp down as you fill to cut back on any air pockets from forming, water the tree, then mulch to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: For the first two weeks, water your new tree every other day by holding a hose around it and counting to 20. If you don’t have a hose, 2 large watering cans full of water will do (smaller trees may only need a light soaking so a single can may suffice).

During the second two weeks, switch to watering every three days with the same method mentioned above. After the first month, water once a week unless it is dry and hot (no rain and temperatures above 80 degrees). If it is hot and dry, water twice a week. After the first six months, the trees will be established and won’t need any extra water. Your natural rainfall should be sufficient at this stage.

3. Fertilizing: Your Thuja should not need any extra fertilizer unless your entire lawn and garden have problems and needs regular fertilizing. Apply a balanced tree and shrub fertilizer at the beginning of spring.

4. Pruning: You won’t have to prune this tree if you are growing it with enough space for it to maintain its naturally graceful pyramid shape. If you’re growing several close together as a hedge, you can shear the plants yearly after the final frost.

FGT Tip: Possibly the best feature of this evergreen is that deer don’t favor the taste. If you live in an area with heavy deer pressure, spray your Thuja Green Giants every 3 to 6 months with deer repellent. That’s all the protection you need.

Questions & Answers

Why Thuja Green Giants?

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

- Drought tolerant.
- Disease and pest resistant.
- Deer resistant.

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 because they’re so carefree.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

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, while the tree loses up to a year of growth.

Our Thuja Green Giants are hybrids grown from branch cuttings - not from seed. So, when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you are getting well-rooted Thuja Green Giants ready for explosive growth. 

Green Giant Arborvitae Spacing

Plant one every 5 to 6 feet and they quickly create a dense barrier. For example, if you want Thuja Greens spread across an area 50 feet or so across, you’ll plant one every 5 feet. 

Planting the Thuja Green Giant

Generally, we recommend planting Thuja Green Giants in the spring or fall – as long as the ground isn’t frozen, you’re good to grow.

When planting, dig a hole for each tree that is three times as wide as the root ball but just as deep. You don’t need to add anything to the planting hole. Place the tree, and fill in around the tree with the same soil you took out when initially digging the hole. Finally, tamp down as you fill to cut back on any air pockets from forming, water the tree, then mulch to conserve moisture.

When Do I Water My Thuja Green Giant?

For the first two weeks, water your new tree every other day by holding a hose around it and counting to 20. If you don’t have a hose, 2 large watering cans full of water will do (smaller trees may only need a light soaking so a single can may suffice).

During the second two weeks, switch to watering every three days with the same method mentioned above. After the first month, water once a week unless it is dry and hot (no rain and temperatures above 80 degrees). 

After the first six months, the trees will be established and won’t need any extra water. Your natural rainfall should be sufficient at this stage.

How Do I Prune My Thuja Green Giant?

Keep in mind that you don’t have to trim these! However, if you like, you can easily trim them once a year to your desired height. We recommend pruning in the fall using clean shears, making symmetrical cuts at a 45-degree angle.

Left unpruned, Thuja Green Giants planted in rows can reach as high as 30 to 40 feet. Your Thuja foliage stays soft and thick all year long.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 30-40 ft.
Mature Width: 5-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Thuja standishii x plicata
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-9 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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01/25/2022
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United States United States

Thula green giant

Best trees ever

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01/17/2022
Anonymous
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I recommend this product

Thuja

excellent Thuja trees

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JG
11/21/2021
Jason G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Quality trees, growing well after 8 months

Very pleased with the quality and health of the trees. Received and planted in April, and they took nicely, and grew a bit this year. I ordered 6 of the 1-2 foot size - they grew a good 6 or so inches this year, and I expect that to accelerate next year. Important to water them frequently if it doesn't rain, until they get settled in.

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SF
11/14/2021
Steven F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Thuja Green Giant

Purchased 60 baby Thuja Green Giants (6 - 10 packs, 1-2 feet) in April 2021. Planted at beginning of spring. Arrived super fast and good condition. I've never planted anything before, my first time. Lost 4 in the hot summer heat (95 - 105 degrees). Roots got too hot in summer sun. Started to water daily and bought soaker hoses. They thrived and started growing plush and made it through an oklahoma summer. Must water alot first summer. Now hoping too make it through the winter winds. Otherwise they are doing fine. Hope to see some bigger growth 2nd year. The deer pass by the trees every day, they have not eaten them one time.

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11/01/2021
Victoria F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Trees Arrived in Excellent Condition

The trees were beautiful when they arrived. They've been snowed on twice since we planted them and they still look great after a couple of weeks. Time will tell how they will fare through the winter.

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