The ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae is a superior Privacy Tree, and one of our favorite trees! You can see those in the photo above are 20’+ Green Giant arborvitae planted at 4′ apart about 12 years ago.
It is a fast-growing, hardy, fragrant, and deer-resistant evergreen variety that provides you with year-around privacy and beauty. In addition, these majestic evergreen trees offer a great visual background for colorful yellow, blue, lavender, or red flower beds when planted in front of them.
Plant soon to jump start their growth for this summer and fall. IN STOCK NOW… but we do have limited stock and these trees will sell out quickly.
These fast growing trees can potentially add 2′- 3′ of new growth (or more) per year when young (with good fertilizer, regular watering, and in properly prepared soil). They are soft and pleasant to the touch, love full sun, but will still grow well in half sun/ half shade. USDA zone 5-7.
The beauty of privacy trees is that they can quickly transform an area to change the view, atmosphere, and create your own private refuge. Trees can block a certain view or replace that view and give you almost instant privacy. Evergreen trees will offer privacy and block unwanted views 12 months of the year, while deciduous trees which lose their leaves in the fall and winter.
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 also provide great song bird nesting sites and year around protection for birds during inclement weather.
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 trees nearby.
We suggest this variety frequently to our customers as a smarter privacy replacement for the many other evergreen types that can 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 grow these in large quantity, but do source these from other growers as well to support the demand for these trees. The trees will be delivered in either tree bags or pots, usually in 7, 10 or 15 gal sizes.
We recommend 4′-5′ spacing (trunk to trunk) to create that fast growing privacy and security screening without overcrowding the trees. Over 15 years they will grow to an approximate 20′ height with a 6′-7′ overall width or more, depending upon growing conditions.
The sooner you buy and plant these trees, the more they will grow this year.
We highly recommend this evergreen specimen.