Green Giant Western Arborvitae
Thuja (standish x plicata) 'Green Giant'
|Description||One of the finest evergreens for use as screening or a windbreak, this upright conifer is versatile, strong-rooted and virtually disease-free. Its uniform shape seldom needs pruning, but responds well to shearing. Thrives in southern heat and humidity. A durable, handsome accent tree.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide in 10 years; 50 to 60 ft. tall with time.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||Uniform, conical form makes an excellent disease-free substitute for Leland cypress, particularly in the southeastern U.S.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Rose (Rosa); Spirea (Spiraea); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|Care||Adapts to a wide range of soil types; avoid poorly drained, overly wet sites. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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