Thuja Green Giant-Quick Growing Privacy Barrier
Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae is an evergreen tree from the cypress family which is known for its strong root system. Roots are deep, (not shallow rooted), so trees can handle strong winds & snow. Green Giant keeps its dark green color, and does not turn tan/brown during the winter months like some other evergreens.
Why Thuja Green Giant?
Privacy – Quick growing privacy barrier, which is 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 – Though deer are known for nibbling on almost anything, they prefer other browse over Thuja.
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? We also carry Thuja Emerald, which matures out at 7-8 feet tall, or Thuja Wintergreen, which reaches 25 feet tall.