Thuja Green Giant-Quick Growing Privacy Barrier
Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae is an evergreen tree from the cypress family. They leaves are soft to the touch. Thuja Green Giant has a strong root system that holds trees upright in strong wind & snow. Roots are deep (not shallow rooted) and it keeps its dark green color all winter. Green Giant does not turn tan/brown during the winter months like other evergreens.
Why Thuja Green Giant?
Privacy – Quick growing privacy barrier. Shaped like a column – so it gives you complete privacy with no gaping holes.
Grows tall - Green Giant can grow up to 50 feet tall
Save $$ --Get the privacy you want for a fraction of what a fence would cost.
Fast growing – This is the fastest evergreen we know of – growing up to 3 feet a year.
Deer Resistant – deer will browse – but they don’t like it
Grows almost anywhere – highly adaptable to different soils
Growth – The first year after planting you can expect 12-18” of growth while they are establishing their root systems. The second year they’ll put on 2-3’ of growth. Third year should be 3’ of growth.
Easily Pruned – Thujas can be pruned to any desired height- even 6-10’ feet tall.
Disease Resistant – Resistant to bagworms and other diseases than commonly affect Leyland Cypress
Spacing - 6 feet apart – straight rows or staggered
Fertilizer – To encourage optimum growth each year, we recommend fertilizing every April 15th with 1-2 tablespoons of a slow-release fertilizer like Osmocote. This gets them off to a great start in late spring and keeps feeding them through the entire season.
Not generally available in local garden centers.
Want something shorter? Try Thuja Emerald - at only 7-8 feet tall or Thuja Wintergreen at 25 feet tall.