Hartford’s Premier Supplier of Green Giant Arborvitae

Green Giant Arborvitae ‘Thuja Green Giant’ 

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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: 12ft in staggered rows for better privacy
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
  • Best seller
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Fast growing
  • Storm resistant
  • Deer resistant
  • Privacy screen
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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.
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.
Thuja Green Giant and Green Giant Arborvitae are different names for the same thing.
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.
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).
Yes. Green Giants can tolerate pH between 4.5 and 7.5
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 smallest size we offer is 6 feet.
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.
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.
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 Hartford area

We happily deliver orders anywhere in Hartford and surrounding areas.

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Each tree is dug fresh and wrapped in burlap for delivery.

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Delivery available within Hartford region and surrounding areas.

Our Nursery

Located in Townsend, Delaware, our farm has been in the family since 1974 and we strive to provide quality plant material for the Mid-Atlantic region. 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.

 

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