Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae
Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae, pyramidal evergreen trees known for their speedy growth rate, lasting color, and lush foliage. Great for Privacy Screening
Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae, also known as Western Red Cedar, Giant Arborvitae, Thuja plicata x standishii Trees, a must have if you are looking for a unique evergreen, Low-maintenance tree, Incredibly rapid growth at a rate of 3 to 5 feet per year, very fast-growing evergreen tree. Like Leyland and Italian Cypress, Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae cypress is drought tolerant and establishes quickly, but faster growing, it can perform better than many other varieties in different soil conditions. The natural color blends makes it a good plant to provides a striking upright contrast in the landscape.
Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Grow Zones: 5-9
Growth Rate: 2ft/Year
Mature Height: 50-60ft
Mature Width: 15-20ft
Growth form: Pyramidal
Foliage Color: Green
Soil Conditions: Wide Range of Soils
PLANT BENEFITS AND KEY FEATURES
• We believe in the power of plants to lift the spirit, calm the mind and clean the air
• Plants can reduce stress and anxiety by spending time close to nature caring for them
• Great choice to increase property value with a low maintenance evergreen
• Less expensive than a traditional fence, delivers green dense foliage all year round
• Drought Tolerant and Resistant to ice, freezing conditions and Pest, Easily grown in a wide range of soils
DESIGN IDEAS AND LANDSCAPE USES
Creating Privacy between Property Lines:
Create Privacy between neighbors, Great for privacy screening and noise reduction. If you want to plant in a straight line, Plan on Spacing out the Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress 8-10 feet apart. If you want a more natural look, stagger the trees and space them about 6-8 feet apart, as they mature they will create a great wind break and privacy fence. Leave room on the property line for the trees to grow. Don't plant directly on the property line because they will grow over the line onto your neighbor's property.
Create a Hedge:
Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress can grow so fast, you can Create an instant privacy hedge or living fence, As your trees grow, prune the tops and hedge the sides, gradually shape or design your own living fence.
Privacy for Pool Areas:
Add a Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress to areas of your yard that require privacy. You do not have to plant trees all over your yard. Simply look for areas where you can plant three or four trees in a row to block out your neighbor's house or window.
Tall Focal Specimen:
Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae can also be used as a focal point. Plant one in your yard and just let it grow, It will definitely be the tallest tree in they yard. What makes the Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress so popular is its fast growth rate! Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress Trees are the go-to tree for any privacy needed in your yard.
Care & Maintenance
HOW TO CARE FOR Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae
Before purchasing a Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
PLANTING recommendations, select an area with FULL SUN, Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress are highly adaptable. When it’s time to plant your tree, Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the tree deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, gently press down as you fill the hole and thoroughly soak with a hose to ensure air pockets are eliminated, Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area
LIGHT, Select an area with FULL SUN to partial Shade, Green Giants need at least four to six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight per day
WATER your Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress Trees deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep and strong root system, increase frequency during extremely hot days, you should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch is time to water, you can reduce frequency of watering once the tree is established, rain water should be sufficient
FERTILIZE your cypress trees during spring before new growth begins, Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive
MULCH - We strongly advise mulching your Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress with either ground hardwood mulch or ground cypress mulch. Any type of mulch will suffice, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of higher quality and will provide more nutrition overall as it decomposes. Mulching helps to keep weeds at bay, which compete for water and nutrients with your new investment, as well as to regulate soil temperature. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient. It is preferable to leave at least one inch of space between the mulch and the plant's main stem or trunk.
PRUNING the Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress is not necessary, if left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 60 feet, if desire the Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress Tree can be planted as a hedge along fence lines, it can be hedge at a desired height of your choice and will help make the tree more dense creating complete privacy. Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months to avoid strain on the tree
MAINTAINING the Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Cypress is simple, they require little or no upkeep, they are disease, pests and deer resistance which eliminates the need for spraying chemicals which can be very harsh to our environments
Warranty Policy - Backed by our 30 days Satisfaction Guarantee Policy
We hope that you enjoy your new plants, Every plant we ship is GUARANTEE for a period of 30 DAYS from the day it is received. our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. We love our plants and we hope that you will as well, in the event your plant(s) do not arrive in healthy conditions we ask that you share images supporting the reason(s) and we will provide a replacement plant at no cost to you
In order to ensure that plant(s) purchased from our shop will thrive for years to come is important to follow a few simple steps. Plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, allow your new arrival to gradually climatize to their new environment, humidity levels, lighting and temperatures for 5-7 days before planting
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Eureka Farms Team