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Thuja Green Giant Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'

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Evergreen Trees

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

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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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Plant Care

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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

(hardy down to -10℉)

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.

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 balance 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.

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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MD
10/14/2021
Martin D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far everything is good. I am reserving judgment to see if they survive the winter. They are looking healthy so far.

MO
10/13/2021
Mary O.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Green Giants

They were in very good Condition!

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10/13/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very good. Nice, well formed small trees. They look great all lined up on the edge of our property. Some shipping delays with fed-x.

PM
10/13/2021
peter M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Still small but hanging in there

everything was easy, order, shipping, packaging, planting and now 1.5 foot and waiting to reach 15'.....(it may be a while though,)

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10/13/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fast delivery, healthy plants

Healthy plants, delivered on time and in good condition

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