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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.

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Product Details

Mature Height:30-50 ft.
Mature Width:12-15 ft. (standalone width)
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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Based on 2,552 reviews

Maureen W.

Great Choice

This is a wonderful tree! We wanted to create some privacy because of an unsavory view on one side of our yard. Over the last few years we have planted 20 thujas. We planted them to be a sort of small forest with wildflowers amongst them. Really looks great.

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Tega Cay Thuja Green Giant Purchase

It was a great experience. The tree is doing very well!

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Thuja Green Giant

I ordered 12 of these and I was very please with the quality, time of delivery and how they were packaged. i will definetly order again!

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Brittny H.
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So far so good

We bought 90 trees so far. Our first batch we ordered 40. They were delivered with brown leaves at the top of every one. Before ordering the rest (and still have more to go), i reached out to find out why this was and got an immediate response. “ When the cold weather sets in, it's quite common for evergreens to develop a bronze appearance, a phenomenon known as winter bronzing. Winter bronzing is entirely normal and results from chlorophyll shutting down, revealing the true color of the leaf. You'll observe a range of colors from olive drab to bronze-purple, often signaling your evergreen's transition into dormancy for the winter. Despite the bronzing, your tree's branches should remain flexible and not snap when bent. Many trees, especially young ones, may bronze on their tops in the fall and winter. Adequate watering until the first freeze can help minimize bronzing, but in extremely harsh winters, it might be unavoidable. Some needle and bud loss due to cold damage may occur, but rest assured, the tree will regain its greenery with warm weather!” With this response, we immediately ordered the other set. I will update my review as time goes on. Otherwise, seems we will be ordering more as we continue to renovate and update our new home.

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Verified Buyer

Arrived quickly and as described

The trees shipped and arrived very quickly and they fit the description on their height and condition

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