Thuja Green GiantScientific Name: Standishii x plicata
Best Planted In Zone: 5-7
The Green Giant Thuja is a large and dense, pyramidal-shaped evergreen. The Green Giant is fast-growing and reaches a height of 50-60 feet with a 12-20 foot spread. The foliage is rich green in the summer and darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter. The tree works nicely as a specimen tree or can be planted with others to create a tall hedge or border. It is hardy in Zones 5-7. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant your Thuja Green Giant in an area with well-drained soil and where it will receive about six hours of direct sunlight each day. Water regularly after planting, making sure to give the tree a deep watering. Try running a slow hose over the roots for an hour or two to accomplish this. While you should fertilize your Green Giant about three times a year, it needs little pruning. Simply remove any dead limbs.