Plant Information

Plant Information

Green Giant Arborvitae

Green giant arborvitae (Thuja 'Green Giant')

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Arborvitae, meaning "tree of life," is a conical evergreen tree with flattened sprays of scale-like leaves. 'Green Giant' arborvitae is a large, low-branching tree with lustrous green foliage. Trees may grow to 40–60 feet tall with a dense, narrow, pyramidal habit, but can be easily kept more compact by pruning for screens or hedges. It features horizontal to slightly upright branching with sprays of scale-like dark green foliage and small, upright, light brown seed cones. Foliage does not yellow in winter. Use this plant in a moist sunny spot alone as a specimen, in groups, or even as a hedge or screen.

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Street: Appropriate for restricted size planting sites; recommended by the City of Chicago Urban Tree Planting List
Park/Residential: Appropriate for landscaped planting sites including public parks, residential property, golf courses, cemeteries, etc.
Legacy: For plantings with an expected life span of more than 60 years; retained 50 percent or more climate suitability in models for the decade 2080
N/R +35 yrs: Not recommended for plantings with an expected life span of more than 35 years