(THUJA) Green Giant Western Arborvitae
5' height, Balled and Burlap/Container
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 40.00 to 60.00 feet
Spread: 12.00 to 18.00 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Hedge
‘Green Giant’ is a fast-growing arborvitae hybrid cultivar (T. plicata x T. standishii). Trees grow with a dense, narrow, pyramidal habit, but can be easily kept more compact by pruning for screens or hedges. In the proper environment, trees can add up to 3-4’ of growth per year. Horizontal to slightly upright branching with sprays of scale-like dark green foliage. Foliage does not yellow in winter. Small, upright, light brown seed cones (to 1/2” long).
Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates somewhat wide range of soils and some dry conditions. Best in full sun, but generally appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. For screens, plant trees 5-6’ apart. Plant trees further apart for other uses.
Specimen for the lawn or foundation. Group in lawns or backgrounds. Young trees can be easily pruned as a hedge or screen.
PLANT OF MERIT
Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well.
Plants of Merit Selection Criteria
•Easy to grow and maintain
•Not known to be invasive in our area
•Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
•Has outstanding ornamental value
•Reasonably available to purchase
No serious insect or disease problems. Bagworm and rots may occur. Watch for scale.
Products can not be shipped. For local delivery and installation only.