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Thuja Green Giant

998 reviews
Evergreen

  • Thuja Green Giant

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  • Thuja Green Giant

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

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.
Regular price $169.95 Sale price
$189.50
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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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Product Description

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. 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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07/31/2020
Jeff
United States United States
I recommend this product
Very Happy with the quality of trees delivered

I bought QTY:16 trees 5-6 feet. All trees were atleast 5feet 6 inches tall. They arrived in good shape. Very happy with the online tree order.

A
07/28/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product
Beautiful Trees

The thuja green giant threes we brought are wonderful!!! Fast growing trees have excellent service and made our experience great.

SP
07/26/2020
Scott P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great first experience

This was my first experience ordering trees that were shipped to me. The trees arrived promptly and in the condition that they were supposed to. After 4 months in the ground (with fertilizer at planting and diligent watering on my part) they seem to have established, greened backup very nicely (the shipping process can cause a bit of browning) and are poised for solid growth in the future.

ML
07/26/2020
Michael L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
5ft to 25 feet in 6 years

As in their description, these grow very fast, are hardy and deer resistant ( we have a lot of deer that have never touched these trees, despite being around them daily). Growth is truly fast, have grown from 5ft at purchase to over 25 feet, very full growth provides great screen along road side of property. One of 7 trees didn’t take at start, I removed it with intention of throwing it out. Instead I chose to give it a last chance effort, replanted nearby and forgot about it. Six years later it’s over 20 feet high and healthy. I have never fertilized, pruned or treated these healthy fast growing trees since I planted them.

A
07/10/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great little tress

My trees came on a Sunday and we planted them right away. The were very well packed and arrived in a very good shape. I bought the 1-2 feet, they measured about 1 foot, the instructions about planting them and watering them are very explicative. I’m looking forward to see them grow.

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