Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Trees
Thuja (standish x plicata) 'Green Giant'
|(10) 1-2 FEET||$149.95|
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|Espoma Soil Acidifier||$16.95|
|Mature Height:||50 to 60 feet|
|Mature Width:||15 to 18 feet|
|Foliage color:||Dark Green|
|Soil Conditions:||Any type of soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water until established|
|Growth Rate:||3-5 feet year|
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Green Giant Arborvitae is a fast-growing privacy tree, Thuja Green Giant, is dense and is easily used as a perfect barrier to buffer your yard from the rest of the world. This fast-growing deer-resistant privacy tree grows 3 to 5 feet per year and is deer resistant.
- A hybrid cross between the Western Red Cedar & Japanese Arborvitae.
- Grows to a total height of 50 to 60 feet at maturity.
- A fast grower, adding 3 to 5 feet of new growth per year.
- Very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.
- It does not have any serious disease or pest problems.
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Fast Growing Thuja Green Giant Trees
Thuja Green Giant or thuja standishii x plicata grows almost everywhere. It is hardy in USDA zones 4-9, which covers a huge portion of the United States. From the Northeast to the Southeast to the Midwest, Thuja ‘Green Giant’ is the hedging and screening plant of choice for full sun and will reach 40 to 60 feet tall if left untrimmed.
Green Giants tolerate a wide range of soils including sandy soils, wet sites and heavy clay soils which are typically poorly drained soils. When planting Thuja in a wet area it is suggested that the top of the root ball be placed roughly on an inch or so above the existing soil level. It is also practically maintenance-free and disease free. The only major maintenance is hedge shearing after several years of growth if keeping it at a certain height is required. Few privacy trees have the growth rate of Green Giants.
Unlike some evergreen plants, Thuja Green Giant has few pest and disease problems. Green Giants are one of the most deer resistant shrubs sold today for privacy. If you’ve had problems with Leyland Cypress or Arborvitae Emerald Green in your yard, this plant is a great replacement. The smooth, delicate, dark-green foliage emits a pleasantly sweet aroma when crushed. What’s the point in planting a beautiful tree if you have to cover it up with burlap or deer netting every winter? Thuja ‘Green Giant’ does just fine without those ugly protections.
Because of its ease of care and maintenance, Arborvitae Green Giant is a perfect choice for any homeowner who needs a pyramid-shaped, fast-growing evergreen tree for privacy. Arborvitae Green Giant can not only be used as a screening buffer for privacy, but they also make a bold focal point when planted as a specimen due to the dark green coloring of the foliage.
How to Use Thuja Green Giant as a Windbreak Privacy Hedge
Green Giant arborvitae trees make an excellent windbreak, standing up to the strongest of winter winds, due to its substantial root system. Windbreaks are a perfect way to reduce your heating bills in the winter time by blocking the cold winds that sneak into the house and create a cold environment. They can also be used to block the low setting sun which tends due to the low angle in the evenings. This can heat the outer walls of homes and comes through the windows and raises the temperature in a room quickly.
When creating a windbreak or privacy hedge its essential to know how far apart to space your plants. Thuja trees can be planted as close as 8 feet apart and as far apart as 10 to 12 feet. How soon you want privacy is the primary concern when deciding how close to plant you newly purchased trees. Planting them closer together will reach the privacy goal faster. An even better method of creating a privacy hedge which can also act as a sound buffer is to plant in a staggered row. You plant one row of trees and then plant another row 6 to 8 feet in front of the first row filling in the gaps between the plants. This method creates instant privacy and will virtually eliminate unwanted sounds once it fills in.
Thuja Green Giant Awards & Quick Facts
Thuja green giant has been recognized as an Elite Plant by the US National Arboretum and has been granted the prestigious gold medal by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Botanical Name: Thuja (standish x plicata) 'Green Giant'
Common Names of Thuja Green Giant: Western Red Cedar, Arborvitae
Spacing for Thuja Green Giant: 6 Feet Minimum, 12 Feet Maximum for Privacy
Growth rate of Thuja Green Giant: fast 3 to 5 feet per year
Attributes of Thuja Green Giant: Deer Resistant, Disease resistant, Tolerant of most soil conditions
Follow these planting instructions for the best outcome.
HOW TO PLANT A THUJA GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE
Never plant trees deeper than initially planted in the pot. Doing so can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Dig the soil to a depth of 8 to 12 inches. Remove enough soil from the hole or trench so that the plants sit just an inch or so below the final level of the ground. Laying a stick across the hole is a good way to check this. Make sure the soil underneath is firm, so that your plant will not be pushed deeper as you plant. When planting a hedge, prepare a strip of ground at least 2 feet wide, and preferably 3 feet wide. For a specimen, prepare a circular area 2 to 3 feet across. Bury soft green weeds as you dig, but remove the roots of weeds, especially big perennial ones.
HOW TO FERTILIZE A THUJA GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE
We recommend when planting your Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae to use Bio-tone starter fertilizer by Espoma. We have tried many so-called “starter fertilizers” over the years and have come to rely on Bio-tone exclusively for our use. Simply mix the recommended amount of Bio-tone into the back-fill soil and water in generously when back-filled. Bio-tone® Starter Plus is an all-natural plant food that is combined with a stronger concentration of our beneficial bacteria along with both endo and ectomycorrhizae. The “good” fungus in Bio-tone colonizes on the growing roots of your newly planted plant and does not allow the disease-causing fungus to attack the new roots. It has also shown promise in stimulating the growth of the new roots which means a quicker establishment for your plant.
HOW TO WATER THUJA GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the plant a proper deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one-gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three-gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day after that. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. More plants die from being over-watered rather than under-watered.
HOW TO MULCH THUJA GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE
We highly recommend that you mulch your plants with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It is better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.