The ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae is one of our top favorite trees! It is a very hardy, fragrant, and deer-resistant evergreen variety that provides you with year-around privacy, beauty, and a noise screen. In addition, these majestic evergreen trees offer a great visual background for beautiful and colorful yellow, blue, lavender, or red flower beds in front of them.
They are fast growing trees adding 2′- 3′ of growth per year when young (with good fertilizer, regular watering, and in properly amended soil) and are both soft and pleasant to the touch. They love full sun, but will still grow well in half sun/ half shade. USDA zone 5-7.
You can be creative by planting these in a staggered pattern or in a straight line to create a beautiful living ‘green wall’ to enjoy, as opposed to an unattractive metal or wood fence that you have to look at every day.
These trees offer a great environmental and neighbor-friendly solution to creating privacy and a better environment for all. They are fragrant, evergreen, and tolerate clay soil, and black walnut.
We suggest this variety frequently to our customers as a smarter privacy replacement for the many other evergreen types that often fail from wind blow over, shearing in half from snow/ ice storms, and just growing too oversized, or simply growing too slowly to meet their needs.
The ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae is our ‘Number One’ choice for a privacy barrier and security screening!
We recommend 4′-5′ spacing (trunk to trunk) to create that fast growing privacy and security screening without overcrowding the trees. Over 20 years they will grow to an approximate 20′ height with a 6′ width or more, depending upon growing conditions.
We highly recommend this evergreen specimen, and you will not be disappointed!