Philadelphia’s Premier Supplier of Green Giant Arborvitae

Green Giant Arborvitae
‘Thuja Green Giant’

  • Rows of Thuja Green Giants in a field
  • Wall of tall mature green giant arborvitae with blue sky above tree tops
  • Close up of thuja leaves
  • Single green giant arborvitae in a field with light green color and pale blue sky on the horizon
  • a row of Green Giant Arborvitae viewed from the side, totally blocking the view beyond
  • view down a lush corridor of thuja Green Giant Arborvitae
  • Man riding mower between rows of Green Giant Arborvitae
Scientific Name: Thuja Plicata x Standishii
Shape: Conical/Pyramidal
Growth Rate: Up to 3’ per year
Shipping Size: 6’-18’ bare root/root ball/pot, etc
Mature Size: 50-60ft
Planting Spacing: 8ft in staggered rows or 5ft in single rows
Leaf Type/Arrangement: Flat sprays with scale-like opposite needles
Fragrance: Pine/Juniper
Color: Green with reddish brown wood
Soil pH: Acidic (<6.0) or neutral (6.0-8.0)
Soil Type: Occasionally wet, good drainage with high organic matter
Sunlight Preference: Full sun or partial shade
Hardiness Zones: 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
Uses: Shade, Privacy, Hedge, Windbreak, Decorative 
Deer Resistant: Not preferred by most browsing pests
Blocks Noise: Full growth habit diffuses sound waves year-round
Low Maintenance: Hardy, tolerates range of moisture conditions

Green Giant Arborvitae
- The Perfect Privacy Tree

  • Best seller
  • Fast growing
  • Low Maintenance
  • Storm resistant
  • Deer resistant
  • Privacy screen
In Stock
  • Ships Anywhere in Philadelphia or surrounding areas
  • Planting Services Offered withing 50 Miles of our Nursery

Options and Sizing

Contractor Grade Trees

Our workhorse tree. These robust "balled-and-burlapped" trees are field grown with the highest standard of care and have everything that gives Green Giants their reputation as the most preferred privacy tree available. Beatutiful, low-maintenance, and fast-growing, these trees are suitable for all applications, but their lower cost makes them perfect for property lines, blocking views, and windbreaks where the size and quantity are more primary considerations. Shipping not included.

Size Price
7-8 ft $200
8-9 ft $250
9-10 ft $295
10-12 ft $375
12-14 ft $510
14-16 ft $625
16-18 ft $750
18-20 ft $1190

Specimen Grade (balled + burlapped)

Our highest quality tree. Cultivated with a single-leader structure to maximize beauty and consistency. Having a single trunk improves symmetry and balance, reducing the need for aesthetic pruning and removal of weakly attached limbs. These are the best option for achieving visual uniformity among multiple trees. 

Base price (includes shipping)
Planted price (includes planting, available only within 50 miles of nursery; minimum qty 10

Size Base Price Planted Price
7-8 ft $280 $390
8-9 ft $350 $490
9-10 ft $415 $580
10-12 ft $525 $735
12-14 ft $715 $1000
14-16 ft $875 $1225
16-18 ft $1050 $1470
18-20 ft $1670 $2340

Container-Grown Trees

These young, vibrant trees are nurtured with the same dedication to quality and growth as our specimen-grade, single leader trees but offer the unique advantage of being easily transportable. Ideal for urban gardens, patios, or areas where space is a premium, these trees are cultivated to thrive in their containers until they're ready to find their permanent home in your landscape. Whether you're looking to create a private oasis, enhance your outdoor decor, or simply enjoy the benefits of young, healthy trees without the wait, our container-grown trees provide the flexibility to ship smaller sizes directly to your doorstep. Embrace the beauty and practicality of these meticulously cared-for saplings, ready to grow alongside you.

Base price (includes shipping)
Planted price (includes planting, available only within 50 miles of nursery; minimum qty 10

Size Base Price Planted Price
1-2 ft $8 $16
2-3 ft $18 $28
3-4 ft $25 $38
4-5 ft $50 $65
5-6 ft $75 $100
6-7 ft $100 $125
7-8 ft $140 $185

Or if you'd prefer to talk one-on-one:

Instant Privacy Screen

Mature, Robust Green Giants offer total privacy immediately upon planting. Achieve absolute privacy instantly with a row of our largest size: 18'-20'. Order Now and Let Us Do The Planting!

About Green Giant Arborvitae

Green Giant Arborvitae is the fastest growing and most popular evergreen tree for a variety of landscaping purposes. Its lush, soft foliage stays deep green year round, making it a perfect option for a natural privacy barrier. But what really sets Green Giants apart is their vigorous growth - often 3 or more feet in a year. Property lines, pool sides, patios and outbuildings are screened in style with an elegant wall of thriving green boughs in no time. We offer a variety of sizes to meet any need.

Green Giant Arborvitae - Fast Privacy

Green Giant Trees are the ideal privacy tree owing to their fast growth and year-round beauty. Our green Giants can be purchased at a range of sizes to fit any yard, timeframe, and budget. Need a high wall of beautiful foliage overnight? We offer mature trees as tall as 18 at shipping time. Looking for privacy in a tighter yard space? Young trees are easier to move and less expensive, but will reach impressive size in a few short growing seasons. Particularly when planted young, green giants can quickly achieve better-than-fence privacy at a fraction of the cost.

Green Giants Hedgerow - Better Than a Fence

While some fencing options are affordable, more attractive fences get expensive quickly, and even quality fences always seem to want further beautification with plants, which can drive up costs further. Why not forego the fence altogether in favor of a living, growing home for birds? Green Giant Arborvitae can be planted in converging rows or even trimmed like a hedge to achieve privacy without compromising beauty.

Green Giants Stay Green Year Round

While some fencing options are affordable, more attractive fences get expensive quickly, and even quality fences always seem to want further beautification with plants, which can drive up costs further. Why not forego the fence altogether in favor of a living, growing home for birds? Green Giant Arborvitae can be planted in converging rows or even trimmed like a hedge to achieve privacy without compromising beauty.

Low Maintenance

Green Giant Arborvitae are simple to plant, and once established, are nearly maintenance free. They tolerate a range of soil types and moisture levels, and typically do not require fertilization.

Protect Your Home and Garden With Green Giants

High winds can damage siding, windows, and other plants in your garden. Green giants planted in rows or as a hedge slow wind and block debris in a storm and can reduce damage to your property.

Landscaping Options For Green Giant Arborvitae

Planting Green Giants in Rows

If blocking views from neighboring areas is the main goal, Green Giants are without equal. They can be planted close in a single row so the branches grow into each other to create a lush green wall.
For a more relaxed look, and better sound dampening, staggered rows work great. This is a better option for larger spaces.

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Green Giants as a Featured Plant in your Garden

Apart from being unrivaled privacy trees, Green Giants are celebrated for their beauty and landscaping versatility. Their deep green color offers contrast to flowering trees and lighter greens, making them ideal as backdrops or accent trees. Many gardeners choose to plant them alone or as a centerpiece to a curated garden.

FAQs

In the right conditions, Green Giants can grow 3 feet in a single growing season, even without fertilizer.
Thuja Green Giant and Green Giant Arborvitae are different names for the same thing.
Not exactly. Green Giant's botanical name is thuja plicata x standishii, meaning that it is a hybrid of two thuja species: t. plicata (Western Red Cedar) and t. standishii (Japanese Arborvitae).
Not yet.  Our Green Giants spend a few seasons in the ground at our nursery to ensure that they are well rooted and ready to take off once delivered to you. The smallest size we currently offer is 6 feet.
However, we hope to launch a greenhouse-driven line of smaller trees for parcel delivery as early as January 2024.
No. Our Green Giants spend a few seasons in the ground at our nursery to ensure that they are well rooted and ready to take off once delivered to you.
The best time to prune Green Giant Arborvitae is in the late winter to early spring, just before new growth begins. This timing reduces the chance of the tree experiencing winter injury from pruning and allows the fresh cuts to heal cleanly with the onset of the growing season.
Green Giant Arborvitae is a cross between two species of thuja: Western Red Cedar - thuja plicata - and Japanese Arborvitae - thuja standishii. It is faster growing than either of its parent lineages and much more popular in landscape applications.
Green Giants can survive and even thrive in a wide variety of soils and moisture conditions. The ideal type is loamy - with lots of organic matter for high nutrition and good drainage. The biggest challenge for Green Giants is poorly drained soil like clay. If rain water pools for a long time after rain, consider amending soil or planting your trees in a raised ridge to keep roots above standing water.
Yes. Green Giants can tolerate pH between 4.5 and 7.5
We offer planting services with 30 miles of our nursery in Townsend, Delaware. Outside of that, we happily offer shipping, but planting services will be up to the customer.
Green Giant Arborvitae is known for its rapid growth rate and can become quite tall when mature.
 
Typically, a Green Giant Arborvitae can reach:
 
Height: 50 to 60 feet tall, sometimes taller with optimal conditions and enough time.
 
Width: 12 to 20 feet wide at maturity.
 
Keep in mind that while it grows pretty fast (often 3 to 5 feet per year when young), its final size will also depend on factors like soil quality, available space, and overall care. If you're looking to maintain it at a specific height or width, you can trim it; however, it's best to do any major pruning in early spring before the new growth starts.
Yes, but a mix of organic matter will help keep moisture in a preferable range.

How To Grow Green Giant Arborvitae

Dig a hole about 3x the size of the root ball of the tree, and just as deep. It’s best to leave the top of the root ball slightly above ground level and pile your soil or mulch up to cover it. This will help to keep water from pooling around the roots as the tree settles. Green giant roots do not do well in soggy soil, so make sure drainage is adequate. When you finish planting, spray the roots and surrounding soil gently with a hose for 20 seconds.

 

  • Weeks 1-2: water every other day
  • After 2 weeks: water every 3 days
  • 3 weeks- 6 months: water once per week

Usually Green Giants do not require fertilizer, but if you’d like, you can give them a boost once or twice a year with a well-balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring and fall.

We Deliver Anywhere in the Philadelphia area

We happily deliver orders anywhere in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, including Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Camden County, Burlington County, and New Castle County. As long as your location is on this map, we can deliver to you, even if you're outside the outline.

Truckload of Green Giant Arborvitae awaiting dellivery
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Each of our field-grown trees is dug fresh and wrapped in burlap for delivery.

Green Giant Arborvitae Wrapped at nursery
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Delivery available within the Philadelphia region and surrounding areas.

Rolling Fields Tree Farm:
Our Nursery

Rolling Fields Tree Farm has been in operation for over 13 years and has grown to become the Mid-Atlantic's Premier Supplier of Green Giant Arborvitae trees. We specialize in raising Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja Green Giant) - the fastest growing landscaping trees in the biz - and delivering them all over the eastern seaboard. We even offer planting services for local customers.

We propagate our own trees on site to maintain strict quality control.  We know you'll find us very easy to work with as we strive to make your experience perfect every time. We offer competitive pricing and top quality service. Let us know how we can help in any way.

Aerial View of Rolling Fields Tree Farm, Largest Suppllier of Green Giant Arborvitae in the Mid-Atlantic. Several large barns and greenhouses beside open fields
Ken Corrin of Rolling Fields Tree Farm standing in a field of Green Giant Arborvitae with hands on hips

Ken Corrin
Rolling Fields Tree Farm

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Phone: (302) 333-7176

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