Thuja Plicata x standishii 'Green Giant'
VERY FAST GROWING !!! A very vigorous growing hybrid arborvitae - fastest growing of all the arbs. Nice pyramidal shape with dense, rich green foliage that has a graceful fernlike texture. Can be used as either a single specimen tree, or as a nice big windbreak, hedge, or screen. Recommended spacing of 6 - 7 feet apart when used as a screen / border.
Good growth rates - best of all the Thujas.......but beware of many false / exaggerated growth claims being published throughout the industry these days!!
From our experience with this hybrid, growth can be expected to be between 2 - 4 feet per year in average conditions. Obviously, growth may be more in very favorable conditions - and substantially less in poorer conditions. We have personally seen claims of 5 - 6 feet......or more per year advertised. Sorry folks, just not gonna happen. They grow fast, but that is stretching it just a bit.
Plant Facts & Specifications
--Mature Height :
40 - 60 ft
--Mature Width :
10 - 16 ft
--Growth rate :
Fast ( 2 - 4 feet avg per yr )
--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 8
--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun
--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic, slightly sandy - well drained
--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - nice dark green color - minimal color change during winter. Good thick, dense heavy texture with fanlike sprays of aromatic foliage
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - occasional groups of small cones have been noted on nearly mature specimens
--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites are of the biggest concern - but are rarely seen in most areas.
--Recommended Spacing :
A spacing of approximately 6 - 7 feet apart is recommended for most typical privacy screen & border / windbreak planting applications. Exact spacing can vary slightly from one individual case to another, depending on area of the country, sun exposure, and other site-specific characteristics.
--Deer Resistance Rating : Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of our evergreen species. However, either water soluble (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.