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Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Trees
Thuja plicata x standishii
When you buy a Thuja Green Giant, you are investing in a highly diverse and tolerant tree that will add many benefits to your home and property. Its flexible pyramid shape can be trimmed for a compact and clean style, or can grow up to 60 feet for a full and luscious aesthetic.
As Low As: $18.95
|1 to 2 Feet Tall||$18.95|
|2 to 3 Feet Tall||$37.95|
|3 to 4 Feet Tall||$58.95|
|4 to 5 Feet Tall||$109.95|
|5 to 6 Feet Tall||$139.95||
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|Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus||$16.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|Espoma Soil Acidifier||$16.95|
|Soil Soaker Hose||$18.95|
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Arborvitae Green Giant for Sale Online
Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae is the fastest growing privacy tree with dense foliage, a sturdy base and roots, and perfect for creating protective barriers or peaceful privacy from the rest of the world.
Its rich green color remains year-round, enhances curb appeal, and is also deer-resistant. This evergreen tree is perfect for enhancing the privacy around your space.
Arborvitae Green Giant is a hybrid cross between the Western Red Cedar & Japanese Arborvitae. This privacy tree reaches a height of 50 to 60 feet at maturity (if untrimmed). In fact, this tree is a fast grower, adding a 3 to 5 feet growth rate per year.
Arborvitae Green Giant is also very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and is drought tolerant. It's also deer and disease resistant no matter where it's planted in your yard. However, Arborvitae trees grow best in full sun.
Thuja Green Giant is recognized as an Elite Plant by the US National Arboretum and has been granted the prestigious gold medal by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
About Your Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Trees
Benefits of Buying Arborvitae Green Giant Trees
Highly Tolerant & Resistant
Unlike some evergreen plants, the Thuja Green Giant has few pest and disease problems. Arborvitae Green Giants are one of the most tolerant and resistant trees sold today for many different uses. For those that live in the mountains or areas that have a lot of wildlife traffic, you’ll be pleased to know that Green Giants are deer-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about forest critters eating its branches and vibrant greenery.
If you’ve had problems with the Leyland Cypress or Emerald Green Arborvitae 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? This tree does just fine without those ugly protections.
Arborvitae Green Giant trees are known for their ease of care and low maintenance, which makes them so popular. This class of trees are a perfect choice for any homeowner who has a busy or inconsistent schedule, but still wants to enjoy the beauty and benefits of live plants.
Windbreak Privacy Hedge
Arborvitae Green Giant 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 in the evenings - this can heat the outer walls of homes and comes through the windows and raises the temperature in a room quickly. Learn more about the recommended planting pattern for windbreak in the Planting Information section below!
|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|
How to Care for Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Trees
If the goal is to create a privacy screen around your home or property, we recommend planting Green Giant Arborvitaes in a line with about 8 feet apart from each other to create quick privacy. However, they can be planted at 10 to 12-foot intervals if you don’t mind waiting a bit for privacy; planting them closer together will reach the privacy goal faster.
Sound Buffer or Windbreak
An added benefit that Green Giant Arborvitaes bring is noise canceling or windbreak abilities. When planted in a staggered row, this tree can act as a sound buffer and reduce noise coming from busy streets, loud neighbors, or anything else that can be disturbing your peace. If you live in a windy area, the dense foliage and sturdy trunks of this tree can also provide protection from elements as a windbreak.
When creating a windbreak or privacy hedge, it's essential to know how far apart to space your plants. It is a pyramidal tree, which can reach up to 60 feet tall and up to 18 feet wide. It’s important to give Thuja Green Giant trees ample room to expand allowing for symmetrical growth.
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 or wind once it fills in. See the diagram below for an example of the staggered planting pattern:
Once you buy an Arborvitae Green Giant, follow the planting and care instructions below for the best outcome:
HOW TO PLANT An Arborvitae Green Giant
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 it 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. Otherwise, we typically recommend using the pot it was delivered in as a guide for measuring how deep to dig the planting well (approximately 8-12 inches deep) for traditional soil. When planting this tree in regular, well draining soil, we do not recommend planting it deeper than the pot it was delivered in because this can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. 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. It’s best if the soil underneath is firm, so that your plant will not be pushed deeper as you plant. When planting Green Giant Arborvitaes, the spacing matters for what you’re trying to achieve:
HOW TO FERTILIZE A THUJA GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE
When it comes time to fertilize your Arborvitae Green Giant, our recommendation has consistently been to use Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus fertilizer. We have tried many so-called “starter fertilizers” over the years and have come to rely on this one exclusively for our use. Simply mix the recommended amount of Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus into the back-fill soil and water in generously when back-filled. This 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 Plus Starter Plus 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. We recommend adding fertilizer to the soil when the tree is freshly planted in its new home in your garden, and during early spring to give it the extra boost it needs to flourish and grow after the winter season. This will give new branches and foliage a chance to kick start growth before the season ends.
HOW TO WATER Arborvitae Green Giant
We like to follow this helpful tip when watering our own plants, as well as providing recommendations to others on how to properly water a Arborvitae Green Giant tree for the first few weeks after it’s been planted: count for 5 seconds for every gallon in the pot it was delivered in. So if your tree was delivered in a 3 gallon pot, you would water the tree for 15 seconds. Once the tree has had a chance to settle after a few weeks, you can reduce the frequency of the watering schedule. Thoroughly watering the plant in its first phase of life is essential, but after that, you run the risk of overwatering the tree and increasing the chance for root rot. It’s okay to check back on the tree every other day between watering to see if it needs additional moisture. An easy way to determine this is to check the soil moisture yourself. It’s as simple as sticking a gardening tool in the ground and feeling the soil with your fingers - if it’s damp, you may want to wait a day to water it again.
HOW TO MULCH THUJA GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE
Is mulching necessary? No, but it’s highly recommended. This technique helps to keep weeds away which will compete with the tree for the water and nutrients it receives, essentially taking it away from the Arborvitae Green Giant. While any mulch will do the job, we recommend using a high quality mulch made from ground hardwood or cypress (this depends on your local availability). As you lay the mulch on top of the soil, leave an inch of space between the mulch and the base of the tree trunk (don’t press it against it). 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.