A large specimen of pyramidal evergreen Green Giant arbovitae planted between two windows of a tan colored house
photo of S. Poulsen

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S. Poulsen
Kristgaard, Denmark

‘Green Giant’

Arborvitae - Western

Thuja x

'Green Giant'

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A large specimen of pyramidal evergreen Green Giant arbovitae planted between two windows of a tan colored house
  • Fast growing
  • Evergreen
  • Appealing texture
Description

A hybrid between Thuja plicata and T. standishii with remarkable vigor. Lustrous green foliage and a broad pyramidal habit.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 30 - 40'

Width 15 - 20'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Adaptable in terms of pH; best growth is in moderately moist, cool, fertile soils.

Pruning Does not strictly require pruning, though it does tolerate it well. Prune in spring before new growth begins.

Uses Screens; hedges

Growing Tips Western arborvitae shows considerable resistance to deer browsing. Foliage has a bold, braided look.