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Tree of the Month: Green Giant Arborvitae

Botanical Name:Thuja standishii plicata

green giant arborvitae

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

arborvitae evergreen tree

Requirements: Full sun to partial shade, overall hardy and low maintenance trees.

Pest Susceptibility: Very susceptible to bagworms, we recommend signing up for a plant health care inspection to keep an eye on any insect or diseases and treat as needed.

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.