Thuja plicata ‘Green Giant’

('Green Giant', Arborvitae)


$99.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Green Giant’ is a fast-growing arborvitae hybrid cultivar that is often promoted as a disease-free substitute for Leyland cypress, particularly in the southeastern U.S. Trees may grow to 50 ft. tall with a dense, narrow, pyramidal habit, but can be easily kept more compact by pruning for screens or hedges. In the proper environment, trees can add up to 3-4′ of growth per year. Horizontal to slightly upright branching with sprays of scale-like dark green foliage. Foliage does not yellow in winter. Small, upright, light brown seed cones (to 1/2″ long). Green Giant can be kept smaller by periodic leader removal.

Description

Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates somewhat wide range of soils and some dry conditions. Best in full sun, but generally appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. For screens, plant trees 7-10′ apart. Plant trees further apart for other uses.

Additional information

Common Name

'Green Giant', Arborvitae

Botanical Name

Thuja 'Green Giant'

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

40 to 60 ft.

Width

12 to 18 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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