The Thuja Green Giant tree will add a lush, green privacy screen to your yard in no time! One of our most favorite fast growing trees.
The National Arboretum presents the ‘Green Giant’ which is a vigorously growing, pyramidal shaped evergreen with dark green color that remains outstanding throughout hardiness range. Thuja is perfect for privacy tree needs as it is a hybrid of the thuja plicata tree that graces the northwest.
Thuja tree is ornamentally appealing as a single plant, specimen tree, a dense screen, or as a living frame for your landscape or garden. Plant your tree at your property line for ultimate privacy function. Don’t worry about the deer! It is deer resistant.
Thuja Green Giant arborvitae is a large, evergreen sentinel in any landscape. Living up to its name, this “giant” tolerates a wide range of soil and hardiness zones and has little pest or disease problems on its rich green foliage. Check out our Pests and Diseases blog for more information on Thuja Green Giant tree problems.
Thuja Green Giant Care
The thujas hardiness zones are best in department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 5-9 across the United States. The landscape tree performs best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil conditions in full sun to partial shade. This large tree cannot handle wet sites or poorly drained soil types because of root rot.
The Thuja Green Giant growth rate for this emerald green arborvitae is extremely fast! It can grow up to 3-5 feet per year once established; and it can quickly grow up to 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide at maturity. As young plants, they grow faster during the spring and summer growing season more than any other season.
Slow release fertilizers at the base of the root ball will help give this tree the boost it needs in early spring. The green needles may darken or bronze slightly in winter. If the leaves turn brown you may have a different issue.
Newly planted trees need lots of water. Water your trees a few times a week. The root system will establish after 1 year if watered thoroughly. After 1 year, it is fairly drought tolerant.
Planting Thuja Green Giant
Thuja Green Giant spacing should be planted at least 5-15 feet apart because of their girth and length. Some use it as a screen or hedging plant to line a fence in their yard in a straight row. You can also do it in a double row spacing as long as you have a wide area.
Bushier than our Leyland Cypresses, but still the same Christmas tree like form. You can prune your Thuja tree into a shorter hedge for a single row spaced and keep the height at 12 to 15 feet tall. Dig a hole the size of the root ball and don’t plant too close! Thuja Green Giant hedges will establish quickly and provide the privacy you need.
Check out the Thuja Green Giant reviews to see what our happy customers thought of these fast growing evergreen trees. These large trees do not ship bare root. They are rooted in a container in soil.
We hope you like our Thuja Green Giant for sale. It is known as the tree of life for how fast growing the green giant tree is.
Check out our Thuja Green Giant Grow Guide for more information on growing these beautiful trees.
You can also check out our Evergreen Tree Grow Guide for more information on planting evergreens.
Thuja 'Green Giant'
- Fast growing evergreen
- Provides privacy
- Low maintenance
- Winter hardy