Monday, March 30, 2015

Meet The "Arborvitae Green Giant" Tree - Thuja standishii x plicata

The Arborvitae Green Giant "Thuja standishii x plicata 'Green Giant' is a large, vigorous, fast growing evergreen.  It has a natural pyramidal to conical form  that boast dense, rich green foliage that darkens to bronze but only a little over winter.  They make exceptional landscape trees, mostly used for screens, hedges, windbreak or single specimens.  

Image Citations: Monrovia Nurseries, (Purchase Green Giant - Arborvitae here >

This variety is very tolerant to a wide variety of soils, but prefers moist well drained soil and fullk sun to partial shade.  It is quite wind resistant but only once established.  It can also handle limited snow and ice loads once fully estalished.  Under ideal conditions you can expect this tree to grow up to 3 foot per year to a height of 50'-60' with a 12'-20' spread.
This tree is readily available at most nursuries and in many cases even the local home improvement store.  Make sure when planting that you space the trees far enough apart to allow room for them to grow and thrive.  Recommended spacing falls in the 8' range, or 4' when staggered in rows.  

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