Arborvitae: Green Giant Latin Name: thuja plicata ‘Green Giant’
The Basics This rapidly-growing, broad pyramidal evergreen tree has medium to dark green foliage. Its rich green foliage grows 30-50 feet tall(12-16 feet wide). Ideally used for a decorative accent, and wind or privacy screen.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water once per day during first year of growth; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Prefers deep well- drained soil; Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions including saturated soils. Cold Hardiness Zone: 5-8
The Care This adaptable and easy to grow plant needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering at least once per day. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not necessary. To maximize its growth allow the necessary amount of space.