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Thuja Green GiantThuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'

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Thuja Green GiantThuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'

1744 reviews
Evergreen Trees

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

  • It grows up to 3 to 5 feet each year.
  • Thuja delivers dark green foliage year-round.
  • The Green Giant blocks noise, neighbors and unsightly views while taking very little space.
  • And it's cheaper than a traditional fence.
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Thuja Green Giant Care

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plant sunlight

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

plant watering

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

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing 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!

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: For optimal growth feed your Thuja ‘Green Giant’ with a balanced evergreen tree and shrub fertilizer starting in the 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.

FAQs

How tall does the Green Giant Arborvitae get?

Thuja Green Giants can grow to 30-50 ft tall, depending on their planting formation and growing conditions.

How far apart should Green Giant Arborvitae be planted?

For a tight hedge, plant your Thuja Green Giants 5 feet from one another and other structures. Spacing them 8-10 feet apart is recommended for areas with more room, and will still provide privacy and height.

How long does it take a Green Giant Arborvitae to mature?

It normally takes an average of 3 years for Green Giant Arborvitaes to get established in your yard, and around 10 years to be considered mature. However, they can continue to grow beyond the 10 year mark.

When do you water Thuja Green Giants?

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 you prune Thuja Green Giants?

You don't have to prune Thuja Green Giants! 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 50 feet. Your Thuja foliage will stay 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: 30-50 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft. (standalone width)
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-8 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

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06/30/2022
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Thuja Green Giant

Good so far. They have been planted and haven't died yet!

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06/30/2022
Leann F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great so far

The delivery was on time, the trees look great including the way the roots were protected in the burlap sack. We used the Root Rocket as well to help with the transition of being planted.

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06/30/2022
Amanda R.
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I recommend this product

Nice healthy trees

Arrived fast, packed welled, and easy to plant instructions including video was awesome.

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06/30/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Surprisingly Impressed!

I was skeptical of ordering online and having trees shipped in a box, but decided to pull the trigger since the price was right. I’m very impressed overall, excellent care was taken during shipping, the trees shipped to me quickly and every tree was in great condition. I purchased 20, 1-2’ trees and they are all very healthy. I will definitely be coming back to FastGrowingTrees for other trees and shrubs.

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06/28/2022
Cynthia C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Best trees available!

These trees are fantastic. We bought the 1-2 foot small ones in 2015. They are now a beautiful emerald wall in the backyard. The privacy is great. Side note-take into consideration your sprinkler system. We will have to move ours forward this year. Pic is summer of 2022.

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