- The green giant arborvitae is a large, vigorous, fast-growing evergreen—shooting up by as much as 3 feet per year until maturity.
- Its natural pyramidal to conical form boasts dense, rich green foliage that darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- This is an exceptional landscape tree for use as a screen, hedge, or single specimen.
- It is also resistant to wind once established and can withstand heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a natural windbreak.
Green Giant (Arborvitae)
- The green giant arborvitae grows to a height of 50–60' and a spread of 12–20' at maturity.
- This tree grows at a fast rate, with height increases of more than 24" per year.
- Full sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- The green giant arborvitae tolerates a wide range of soil textures. Poorly drained and wet sites should be avoided, and it is very salt-sensitive.
- Will grow up to 3' per year until maturity.
- Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary.
- Should be planted 5–6' apart for a screen or hedge.
- Is a public domain tree, meaning anyone can propagate it from cuttings.
- Has no serious disease or pest problems.
- Features tiny, scale-like, glossy green leaves that are packed closely together in overlapping rows on divided branchlets, displaying in a flattened, fan-like spray.
- Yields 1/2" long oblong cones that emerge green in the summer and turn brown in the winter.
- Releases a pleasing aroma when leaves are squeezed.
- Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a fast-growing windbreak.
- Shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.