Thuja Green Giant Tree

Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'
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The Thuja Green Giant has quickly surpassed the Leyland Cypress to become the most popular, privacy screen in the United States.  

The deep green foliage of the Green Giant cascades down its branches into a feathery point. This fragrant foliage is soft to the touch making it perfect for families with children and pets. This Thuja has lovely, natural flowing branches while still maintaining the classic pyramidal shape you love!

The Green Giant thrives in full to part sun and tolerates a wide variety of soils. You are going to love how easy this tree is to care for due to its pest and disease resistance as well as drought tolerance! There is no need to prune your Thuja. However, if you prefer a maintained look for your Green Giant hedge this hardy evergreen can tolerate even heavy pruning. Pruning the tops will even slow growth and help to control height. Add some of our balanced fertilizer at the time of planting, allow your new trees to establish, and before long you will have a maintenance free tree!

With their increasing popularity, Thuja Green Giants are getting harder to find. Don't miss out! Buy yours today!

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Green

How To Care

When planting, stagger your new trees 3-4 feet apart or in a row about 5-10 feet apart. Get creative! Plant in curves or slight s-forms and keep it flowing. Trees do not have to be in a straight line.

Inside those unique curves, add some flair and excitement with colorful plants like Drift Roses, Junipers, Abelias, and Azaleas. Mulch around each planting or landscape bed. Mulch will keep out weeds and provide moisture for your new trees.

Thuja trees need to be watered heavily at time of planting. Be sure not to let your new trees dry out within the first few months before they are established. Water your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting.

We suggest a slow release, high quality fertilizer (like you can find right here on our site) to get your plants started. The more you feed them, the faster they will grow.

There is no need to prune your Thuja Green Giants, but you certainly can to maintain a certain size or shape.

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Green

Landscape Ideas

Thuja Green Giant Privacy Trees grow fast!  They are perfect for adding privacy to your yard.  Below we have a nice paver path going to the backyard.  On the right we can plant the Green Giant Trees about 8 feet apart.  This way they will fill in fast and give us the privacy we need.  If your going for a more natural look, stagger the trees and it won't look as formal.  Give your trees just as much room off the walkway so that they don't interfere.   Even if you just want a gorgeous focal tree think about how quickly this sturdy Thuja will fill in that empty space in your landscape!

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Green

Shipping Details

Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-6 till April 15th. Zones 7-10 will ship now.

If you are in Zones 3-6 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 980-444-2353 

Most orders and all supplies are processed and shipped the same day.

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships spring.

Supplies Ship Immediately.

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Good quality trees

Trees were healthy when they came in. Planted and now they are all set. Looking forward to privacy. Will be back for some flowering trees.

Juanita D Douglas

Planted in May 2018

packing and transit great. One has not grown and the other died. Not from lack of care because I really have taken care of them and the Leylands I bought.

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Steven W.
United States

Great price, fast transit

Great. The plants showed up in good condition.

Jake B.
United States

Well packed, good size and condition, and sent quickly.

I ordered four in the 1-2ft range, and they were all at least a 2ft. Well packed, good size and condition, and sent quickly. One pot got a bit crushed, but it didn't seem to damage to plant. I am happy with my purchase.

Jody M.
United States


Ordered 6 then ordered 5 more. They were received very fast and in great healthy condition. They’re so cute I had to order more.

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