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Thuja x 'Green Giant'

Also called Green Giant Arborvitae


Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant' - Green Giant Cedar

More About Thuja x 'Green Giant'

  • Tall, broadly pyramidal, vigorous grower
  • Flat sprays of green, horizontally arranged foliage will not yellow in the winter
  • Lends itself as a specimen, for group plantings or hedging

Interesting Notes:

'Green Giant' is a fast-growing, cedar cultivar (T. plicata x T. standishii) which was received from D.T. Poulsen, Denmark in 1967 and planted at the U.S. National Arboretum.

Zone:

5

Height:

11-13 m

Spread:

3-4 m
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Green Giant Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ideal for a fast-growing, tall screening or hedge. Like most cedars, it will take heavy pruning to create a dense, formal hedge. Once it is established, it is quite drought tolerant and more deer resistant than most cedars. This cultivar stands up better to snow and ice accumulation during the winter months.


Thuja x 'Green Giant' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Hedge
Specimen

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