The Thuja Green Giant has quickly surpassed the Leyland Cypress to become the most popular, privacy screen in the United States.
But this Thuja is so much more than a privacy screen! We have never seen a tree receive more honors than the Green Giant.
To name a few:
- Elite Plant from the US National Arboretum
- Gold Medal from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
- Plant of Merit from the Missouri Botanical Society
Why is this tree so special?
The deep green foliage of the Green Giant cascades down its branches into a feathery point. This fragrant foliage is soft to the touch making it perfect for families with children and pets. This Thuja has lovely, natural flowing branches while still maintaining the classic pyramidal shape you love!
The Thuja Green Giant is extremely fast growing. In fact it grows up to 5 feet in a single year! This means you will have a privacy hedge in no time! Even if you just want a gorgeous focal tree think about how quickly this sturdy Thuja will fill in that empty space in your landscape!
The Green Giant thrives in full to part sun and tolerates a wide variety of soils. You are going to love how easy this tree is to care for due to its pest and disease resistance as well as drought tolerance! There is no need to prune your Thuja. However, if you prefer a maintained look for your Green Giant hedge this hardy evergreen can tolerate even heavy pruning. Pruning the tops will even slow growth and help to control height. Add some of our balanced fertilizer at the time of planting, allow your new trees to establish, and before long you will have a maintenance free tree!
With their increasing popularity, Thuja Green Giants are getting harder to find. Don't miss out! Buy yours today!
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Mature Height||40-60 Feet|
|Mature Width||10-15 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'|
How To Care for your new Thuja Green Giant Trees
When planting, stagger your new trees 3-4 feet apart or in a row about 5-10 feet apart. Get creative! Plant in curves or slight s-forms and keep it flowing. Trees do not have to be in a straight line.
Inside those unique curves, add some flair and excitement with colorful plants like Drift Roses, Junipers, Abelias, and Azaleas. Mulch around each planting or landscape bed. Mulch will keep out weeds and provide moisture for your new trees.
Thuja trees need to be watered heavily at time of planting. Be sure not to let your new trees dry out within the first few months before they are established. Water your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting.
We suggest a slow release, high quality fertilizer (like you can find right here on our site) to get your plants started. The more you feed them, the faster they will grow.
There is no need to prune your Thuja Green Giants, but you certainly can to maintain a certain size or shape.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
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Blue point juniper would be a good option for you. They are an evergreen and will stay within your height requirements.