Thuja plicata 'Green Giant' - Green Giant Arborvitae

Thuja 'Green Giant'

Green Giant Arborvitae

Categories: Tree

This fast growing narrow pyramidal evergreen is easy to grow.  It adapts to a variety of soil, is drought tolerant, disease, deer and insect resistant.  Also withstand ice and snow damages, prefers direct sunlight but does well in partial shade.   Excellent used as a single specimen, windbreak or hedge. Good alternative to the leyland cypress.

We offer Green Giant 5'-6' tall in a 15 gallon container.

We also offer the Green Giant 30"-36" tall in a 5 gallon container 

More About Thuja 'Green Giant'

  • Hardy, fast growing evergreen tree
  • Perfect for privacy screen in just a few years
  • Foliage is a deep lustrous green
  • Pleasantly fragrant

Green Giant Arborvitae Growing and Maintenance Tips

Planting: As a large landscape tree, planning is crucial prior to planting. Measure the area where you want your hedge or row to determine the number of trees needed based on the langth of the planting site.  This plant grows rather quickly and needs 5-10 feet between each tree for optimal growth.

Watering: For the first month after planting, water your tree every other day with a generous soak with the hose at the base of the tree. For the next 6 months, water the same way once a week unless it is dry and hot. 

Fertilizing: Feed your Green Giant at the beginning of each spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer.

Pruning: If your tree has space to maintain its naturally elegant pyramid shape, no pruning is necessary. However, if you are growing them closely together as a hedge, you can shear them annually after the last frost.


30-50 Feet


12-15 Feet


5-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Thuja 'Green Giant' Characteristics


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water


  • Specimen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Fast Growing
  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green
  • Green


  • Upright

Genus Overview: Thuja

Common Name: Arborvitae