Arborvitae: Green Giant
Latin Name: thuja plicata Green Giant.
Growth Habit: Pyramidal evergreen tree.
Foliage: Medium to dark green.
Mature Height: 30-50 feet.
Mature Width: 12-16 feet.
Spacing: 4-8 feet apart; every 5 feet for a privacy screen.
Growth Rate: 2-3 feet; once well established.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Soil Conditions: Prefers deep well-drained soil; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.
Tolerances: Drought once well established.
Resistant: Deer -therefore, these animals should not be a problem. Resistant to most insect.
Pruning/Trimming: Trimmed to a desired height and/or sheared in the fall, but not necessary.
Fertilizer: Suggest a well-balance fertilizer like a 10-10-10 or 13-13-13. Feed in spring and fall.
Uses: Decorative accent and ideally for wind or privacy screen.
Moisture: Regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering at least once per day. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8.
The Thuja Green Giant is a X cultivar of the Thuja Plicata and also referred to as a hybrid of the T. plicata/ T. standishi.