Arborvitae ‘Green Giant’




They don’t call it Green Giant for no reason! Lightning-fast-growing Arborvitae Green Giant grows at a rate of 3–5’ per year, quickly reaching 30’ and ultimately growing to 60’. The soft and fragrant green foliage looks remarkably similar all year long, one of the many reasons why it’s so popular. Strong roots and branches mean that Green Giant won’t bend and break in wind or almost anything else Mother Nature can throw at it, and its low-maintenance ways make it an easy choice for mass planting. It’ll need regular, deep watering to get it established and to develop those deep roots, and after that, it’s remarkably drought tolerant. Full sun is best for this giant, but it’ll handle a little shade as well. And pests and disease? Almost nonexistent. For fast-growing, easy-care evergreen trees, Arborvitae Green Giant is a solid choice.

Features & Benefits

  • Evergreen, fragrant soft foliage that shines year-round
  • Uniform shape that rarely needs pruning
  • One of the fastest-growing evergreens, adding 3–5’ per year
  • Perfect choice for privacy screening, windbreaks, and as a single focal point tree in large
  • Virtually pest- and disease-free
  • Deer resistant, particularly with age
  • Thrives in heat and humidity
  • Valuable to wildlife for nesting, cover, and food

Care & Space

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Plant Height: 40–60’
  •  Plant Width: 12–18’
  • Prefers moist, well-drained soil but is drought tolerant once established
  • Growth habit: Tall and narrow conical form with extremely fast growth rate
  • USDA Zones 5–8