Arborvitae – Thuja

Arborvitae are slow-growing trees that create rather dense, evergreen foliage for striking backgrounds in addition to wonderful privacy screens. Some varieties take on a bronze cast in fall and winter, therefore be selective when picking a variety to plant in your yard. We offer  ‘Green Giant’ and ‘Emerald Green’ in various sizes and lots for your landscaping needs.

Green Giant | Emerald Green

Emerald Green

Emerald Green has rich and dense foliage with a classic narrow, somewhat pyramidal form which makes it attractive in all seasons. Unlike other thujas, this cultivar keeps its lustrous green color even in the cold winter months.

The slow-growing Emerald Green is great for specimen or accent planting, hedges, privacy screens and shelterbelts. Most Noteworthy: Emerald Green makes a wonderful foundation plant and privacy screen.

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Green Giant

The Variety Green Giant is a large and vigorous, and also fast-growing evergreen that can shoot up by as much as 3′ per year until finally reaching maturity. Its natural pyramidal to conical form has dense, green foliage that darkens which results in bronze shades in the winter.

This is an exceptional landscape tree for use as a screen, hedge or single specimen. It’s wind-resistant once established. It can withstand heavy ice or snow, making it a great choice for a natural windbreak.

Buy Arborvitae Thuja at great prices at Sandys Online Nursery

Green Giant

Green Giant can remain in their pots till you are ready to plant. Keep them in a well lit or sunny area (not in full sun) with good air circulation and spacing. Water accordingly. Give the plants the time to use up most of the moisture between watering.

Spring and summer does increase your chances of losing your plants. Two most common reasons are that the plant dries out and also may have been over-watered for a period of time without being noticed. Depending on your spring and summer temperatures you may need to consider the following:

  • First add additional protection to the root system such as mulches like nuggets or pine straw
  • Then increase/decrease the amount of moisture they receive (and do not allow them to be over watered)
  • Always check to make sure that the plugs’ root system has not dropped below ground level
  • Finally check several plugs in different areas and please make sure that all are getting even moisture.

All live plants purchased from our online nursery are delivered to the ship to address at the request of the buyer. Proper handling and transplanting of stock live plants is the customer’s responsibility upon receipt of the plant by the customer.

The plants’ new environment will determine its success as well as its continued viability.

We support a 30 days return policy for our online customers. The shipping charges are not reimbursed or refundable.

Below is more information on the Green Giant:

Green Giant (T. plicata x T. standishii)
Growth Habit: Pyramidal evergreen tree.
Foliage: Medium to dark green.
Mature Height: 30-50 feet.
Mature Width: 12-16 feet.
Spacing: 4-8 feet apart; every 5 feet for a privacy screen.
Growth Rate: 2-3 feet; once well established.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Soil Conditions: Prefers deep well-drained soil; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.
Tolerances: Drought once well established. Resistant: Deer -therefore, these animals should not be a problem.
Resistant to most insect.
Pruning/Trimming: Trimmed to the desired height and/or sheared in the fall, but not necessary. Fertilizer: Suggest a well-balanced fertilizer like a 10-10-10 or 13-13-13. Feed in spring and fall.
Uses: Decorative accent and ideally for wind or privacy screen.
Moisture: Regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8. The Thuja Green Giant is a X cultivar of the Thuja Plicata as a hybrid T. plicata/ T. standishi.

And In Conclusion – Sandys Online Nursery wishes you Calm Weather and Happy Planting!

Planting Tips

  • First, always make sure to pick a planting area that is best for the plants growth needs. (ie. soil conditions, drainage, sun exposure and moisture requirements
  • Because roots need room to grow, make sure to always dig a hole the same size deep as the plants root ball and twice as wide
  • Also make sure the plants root ball is even or just above the areas ground level because you don't want to plant too deeply
  • Backfill with the remaining soil and any added mixture like compost, black cow or even regular potting soil
  • Water in the plant well because this will help remove any air pockets that may remain after back-filling.
  • In addition, watering will depend on the type of plant that you planted.
  • Most, but not all, will need a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. if you like in an area with high rainfall, do not over water.
  • Finally, mulching is recommended to deter weeds and keep the moisture content high, also to keep temperatures low.