|Mature Height:||30-40 ft.|
|Mature Width:||5-8 ft.|
|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℉)
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 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.
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
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) 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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$119 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Impressed well packaged fast service
The online purchase was easy. Web page is helpful. I received my plants in 2 days. They were a little yellow/gold about 6-8inches at the top. I planted them and watered them as normal. Seem to be doing well now and the color is back to normal.
Wish it looked more like a tree than a branch but overall good as long as it grows to look like a tree
Trees arrived quickly and in great shape. Look to be very healthy. They’ve been in the ground for about 2 weeks now and still look very good. Probably a couple years away from providing the privacy fence I want but have no reason to believe they won’t form a beautiful fence. 10/10 would purchase again.
The Thuja Green Giants came well packaged and beautiful specimens at a bargain price. I priced other nursery's and FGT can’t be beat. I am very happy with FGT and these 5 trees make at least 20 trees I have purchased. Love dealing with FGT!