• Little Giant Arborvitae Shrubs for sale at Garden Goods Direct
  • Compact, globe shaped Little Giant Arborvitae shrub
  • Little Giant Arborvitae shrubs for sale at Garden Goods Direct

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Little Giant Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant'

Little Giant Arborvitae is a compact evergreen shrub that is known for its versatility. Its soft green foliage grows in a round shape naturally so it's easy to care for and requires little pruning.

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Arborvitae Little Giant Shrubs for Sale Online

Little Giant Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant') is a slow-growing, compact shrub with soft evergreen foliage. It grows into a globe shape naturally, making it a low-maintenance shrub that requires no pruning. Because of their compact size, these thuja evergreen shrubs are very versatile and can be used as accents at the corner of the house, the bottom of the drive, or flanking your front door.

Little Giant Arborvitae stays in a neat round shape which makes it easy to use in the garden as a single accent at the corner of the house, the bottom of the drive, or on either side of the front door. It can also be used to good effect in mixed plantings or in a container. It has a substantial, though small, presence. Its petite size and well-behaved manner make it an especially nice choice for smaller yards and gardens.


Growzone: 3-8 Little Giant Arborvitae Hardiness Zone
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 3 to 4 Feet
Mature Width: 3 to 4 Feet
Classification: Evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Densely branched, round
Foliage: Green
Flower Color: None
Pruning Season: Prune in late spring to maintain shape if needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass

How to Care for Little Giant Arborvitae

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Little Giant Arborvitae that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Little Giant Arborvitae to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


Frequently Asked questions

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