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Green Giant Arborvitae Thuja 'Green Giant'

Phonetic Spelling
THOO-yuh
Description

Green Giant Arborvitae is a hybrid needled evergreen cross between (T. plicata x T. standishii).  It is a good alternative to Lelyand Cypress because it is highly disease resistant.  It is sometimes grown for Christmas trees.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.  Bagworms are occasional pests and root rot can occur in poorly drained soils.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cupressus Cryptomeria'
  • 'Diirsource'
'Cupressus Cryptomeria', 'Diirsource'
Tags:
#evergreen#low maintenance#hedges#disease resistant#fast growing#evergreen tree#Christmas tree#Christmas decorations#christmas
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cupressus Cryptomeria'
  • 'Diirsource'
'Cupressus Cryptomeria', 'Diirsource'
Tags:
#evergreen#low maintenance#hedges#disease resistant#fast growing#evergreen tree#Christmas tree#Christmas decorations#christmas
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thuja
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 18 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits, dark brown seed cones.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green sprays of scale-like needles.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy