Arborvitae - Green Giant
Best Selling Fast Growing Evergreen
The Green Giant (Thuja Plicata x Standishii) has become one of the most desired conifers for a multitude of reasons. With a growth rate of 3-5 feet a year this one of the fastest growing variety of Arborvitae.
Cloaked in thick, soft, dark green foliage from top to bottom the Green Giant is a better choice than hemlock in the North and cypress in the South.
Arborvitae is Latin for “tree of life”, which attests to the hardy nature of this evergreen tree. It often grows from a single leader, so you won’t have to worry about it surviving ice storms or heavy snow.
Birds love it, but most insects don’t, and deer won’t even touch it. It grows well in most soils, and even during dry periods it’s incredibly fast-growing.
As its common name implies, this is a “giant” Arborvitae, growing up to 60 feet high with a 20 foot spread. The sprays of foliage begin at the base of the Arborvitae and extend slightly upward along the entire tree. The vibrant green coloring stays true all year, not even fading during the cold winter months.
The aroma is like none other … imagine something between cedar, fresh lemons and air-dried cotton sheets.
Although stunning in rows, the Green Giant can also be planted alone as a sentinel in your yard or plant them in groups to form a living frame highlighting a special part of your landscape. They’re also a beautiful living wall shielding you from unwanted views, noise and wind.
Arborvitaes are often considered a particularly ecological plant because they give back to the environment. Parts of the Arborvitae have historically been used for medicinal purposes.
It has proven to be a beneficial plant for generations, and will certainly be beneficial to you in fulfilling your landscape needs.
* Large Arborvitae variety
|Family||Thuja plicata 'Green Giant'|
|Mature Height||40 - 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 18 feet|
|Mature Form||Tightly Pyramidal|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Characteristics||True tree, not a large shrub; one central leader; wind and deer resistant; sheds large amounts of snow and ice|
|Fragrance||Between cedar, fresh lemons, and air dried cotton sheets|