Thuja Green Giant Trees

The Fastest Growing Privacy Tree Available Today!

  • One of the best trees for planting a privacy screen in your backyard.
  • If you want privacy, this is the tree you're looking for.
  • Enjoy a lush green thick privacy wall in no time with these trees.
  • No more neighbors! 

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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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!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
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.



Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

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.

FREE SHIPPING on orders $59.99
*Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Great tree. Way better than Leyland cypress!
We like these trees much better than leyland cypress tree. They are more hardy and better disease resistance.
October 24, 2014
We love the trees we got from you guys! They came well packaged and are already planted in our backyard. We will be buying more from you. Thanks!
January 23, 2015
Well worth it
My husband was looking for these trees. I found them here and we purchased 25 trees. We were impressed how they came packaged and are now growing well. Recommend these trees.
February 2, 2015
I ordered these green giant trees last week. My Husband and I planted them over the weekend. We are excited to block out our new neighbor.

Arrived fast and were packaged well. Will buy again.
March 11, 2015
I need 5 more!
We planted 10 of these on our side yard so our neighbor would leave us alone. They are already growing and we only planted them 8 weeks ago. It was nice not to have to put these in our car, they came delivered from fedex. We will be buying more next year!

Thank you
September 7, 2014
Growing good
We planted these trees all the way around our backyard last year. They are growing good and can't wait till this summer. Soon to have some privacy. Thanks for the design help
January 18, 2015
Nice Trees
Ordered 100 of these trees. Came well packaged and in good shape. Looking forward to my privacy. Thanks
January 30, 2015
Good tree
I had a landscaper plant these trees for me. They came individually wrapped and were packaged well. They are growing behind our outdoor patio because we needed something there for privacy.
April 3, 2015
Privacy needed
These trees were well worth my purchase. My grandson helped me plant the trees yesterday. They look just wonderful.
April 12, 2015
Everything we read about...
Everything we had read about with the reviews was exactly correct. Great value and we will be ordering again. Today actually!
September 26, 2015
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Why did you choose this? Store
I have 4 of these trees growing in my yard and they are beautiful and hardy.
Margaret A on Apr 6, 2017
We selected this particular tree for the lovely form and rapid growth rate, so we can begin to enjoy a privacy screen hopefully in just a few years.
Timothy W on Jan 2, 2017
I have 4 of these trees growing in my yard and they are beautiful and hardy.
Margaret A on Apr 6, 2017
Hoping to screen the concrete block garage in my neighbors yard from my otherwise pleasant view.
Sharon S on Feb 24, 2017
We selected this particular tree for the lovely form and rapid growth rate, so we can begin to enjoy a privacy screen hopefully in just a few years.
Timothy W on Jan 2, 2017
Already planted 5 and could use 5 more to replace dying evergreens
A C on Nov 27, 2016
Just lost many trees due to hurricane Matthew and have no privacy. These trees will grow and give me he privacy I want.
Janice s on Nov 26, 2016
Need to replace evergreens
A C on Nov 19, 2016
Privacy screening
Susan S on Nov 10, 2016
Privacy trees
Kathleen R W on Sep 26, 2016
picked these trees because have 2 of these and love them but may have to cut down a large blue spruce and replace with these 2 trees.
janice t on Jul 27, 2016
Hoping to screen the concrete block garage in my neighbors yard from my otherwise pleasant view.
Sharon S on Feb 24, 2017
Already planted 5 and could use 5 more to replace dying evergreens
A C on Nov 27, 2016
How many would I need for a 66 foot area? Take in to consideration that from left to right there is a fence so about 6-8 feet in from a fence???
Ashton N on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 7 or 8.
If I want a complete privacy row do I plant them 5 feet or 10 feet apart? How wide do they grow max. width?
PrecioustoHim on Sep 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mature width is 10-15 feet. 5 ft is a bit too tight in my opinion. You'll get a nice tight hedge with about 8ft and they won't be over crowded.
Do deer eat these trees?
Holly T on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The green giant trees are deer resistant compared to emerald arborvitaes. They will eat them if there is nothing else around for them to eat. However they do not prefer this type of arborvitae.
How do these hold up to weather such as heavy snow events?
C H on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live about 1 hour south of Cleveland so the winters can be a little harsh. I've had a 7 foot one in for the last two years with no issues. I put some new plantings (3 footers) in this year that I will cover for the winter to be sure there are no issues. Hope that helps.
when is the best time or season for planting Thuja green giant?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, in warmer climates you are open to a majority of winter and cooler zones you can plant in early or even late summer as well. Just take care to avoid extreme temperatures.
How fast do these cedars grow, a foot a year 2 ft. a year???
loydtruss on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The green giant trees will grow 2-3 feet per year once established.
Live on long Island NY can i plant Thuja trees during december ?
Roger M on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I guess it depends on when the ground freezes as directions indicate watering daily for 2-3 weeks. Planted my 3 Thuja in October and still watering.
Will this tree thrive in Florida?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The very similar, but more heat hardy Leyland Cypress would be a better choice for FL. If you are in N FL the Thuja Green Giant would probably do okay, but even there the Leyland Cypress would be a better choice.
Will this tree survive in central Minnesota?
jim s on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tree grows in zones 5 - 9 and central Minnesota is most likely a 3 or 4 so we would not recommend the the thuja green giant for your area. For a similar size the Colorado Spruce will grow into a zone 3. The Emerald Green Arborvitae(thuja) is similar to the green giant, but smaller and grows in a zone 3.
Do you ship it to CA ?
Maria G on Feb 2, 2017
I just installed a 6 ft high white pvc fence around backyard, and would love to plant pyramid shaped thuja along the fence with something smaller In between. My question is: is there a pyramid shaped thuja that doesn't grow higher than 6 feet? A dwarf like thuja? I don't want it to grow higher than the fence. Can you recommend something. Thank you
Victor N on Dec 29, 2016
Blue point juniper would be a good option for you. They are an evergreen and will stay within your height requirements.
How will these trees do in central Alabama? We get 95* Temps in summer and can go 1 month without rain.
Alice B on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most of central Alabama is a zone 8 and thuja green giants can grow in zones 5 to 9. You will definitely want to keep your trees watered well throughout the first year (especially in the first 3 months and during any dry or hot periods) and in subsequent years when it is extremely dry. Even though it is drought tolerant you don't want to allow the soil to completely dry out especially when temps are high. The Leyland Cypress is a great option for you too and is a bit more heat and drought tolerant than the thuja.
How tall do they get?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thuja green giant trees can reach heights up to 40-60 feet tall.

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