Thuja Green Giant

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 Thuja 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!

Thuja Green Giant

growing zone 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
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 Green Giant 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 Giant, but you certainly can to maintain a certain size or shape.

Shipping Restriction AZ
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 Thuja 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!

For additional options, be sure to browse our Privacy TreePrivacy Hedge and Evergreen Tree collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
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

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Dorinda H.
United States United States

Great experience

Trees got here very quickly. I appreciated the planting instructions included. Also appreciated the follow up phone calls to check in and see if I had any questions.

Phuc D.
United States United States

Green giant thuja

Excellent! More than 3500 miles away, 6 days on the road, all 20 trees were in excellent condition So far only one is dying the rest is fine

Michael L.
United States United States

Great experience

Was really fast, and trees were all healthy and in good shape.

sharon s.
United States United States

Healthy Trees

Trees got here quickly across country, packaged very well in pots to guard the roots and plastic bags sealed to keep in moisture. I bought 48 and all were perfectly healthy.

Heidi O.
United States United States

Fast & High Quality Product

We enjoyed ordering from PlantingTree. We wanted baby thuja green giants to grow as a natural privacy fence. We got a great deal with a Labor Day promo code, and free transit. Trees got here fast and in great shape. Were easy to plant, we planted 9 in probably under 2 hours. Thanks again!

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