Tree of the Month: Green Giant Arborvitae
Botanical Name:Thuja standishii plicata
Characteristics: The Green Giant Arborvitae is a large fast growing evergreen tree with dense dark green foliage that darkens or bronzes in the winter. Tuju comes from a Greek word for perfume. When the needles are squeezed they release a wonderful aroma. These evergreens provide nesting sites and cover for small animals and birds.
Green Giant Arborvitae are often used in a screen with several planted close together. They can withstand heavy ice and snow, making them a wonderful windbreak. Bright sun and extreme wind, however, can dry out the needles causing winter burn where one side will brown.
Hardiness Zone: 5-7
Requirements: Full sun to partial shade, overall hardy and low maintenance trees.
Green Giant Arborvitae are hardy, fast growing trees that look great in screens or as a stand alone in landscaping. Call us today if you’d like to add these beautiful evergreen trees to your yard.