Planting a Thuja Green Giant


Thuja green giant is an evergreen that creates the perfect privacy screens and wind barrier in any yard. This hardy tree grows fast, with an average of three to five feet annually, and can achieve heights of 50 feet or more. It has a dark green color and nice fragrance. Thuja green giant prefers soil that is well-drained and fertile. It also does fine in moist clay soil. The tough tree stands up to wind, snow and ice. Plant Thuja green giant six weeks before the first frost for best results.

Step 1

Choose a planting location that has enough room to accommodate a mature Thuja green giant. Its height means that it cannot be planted under roof lines or utility lines.

Step 2

Keep the roots of the Thuja green giant moist until planting. Root damage often occurs at this time. Moisten roots with a watering can or hose.

Step 3

Use a shovel to dig a large hole that is wide and deep enough for the tree. The size will depends on the size tree. Place the root ball in the hole as you dig to determine the correct size. Make the hole twice the height and width needed.

Step 4

Place the tree in the hole. Spread out the roots by hand. Use the shovel to place soil in the hole, around the roots. Pack it down to ensure there are no air pockets because they can sap moisture from the soil, causing damage to the Thuja green giant.

Step 5

Put enough soil in the hole so it is even with ground level. Water the tree to allow the soil to settle.

Tips and Warnings

  • Don't plant Thuja green giant during a drought. Instead, put it in a pot and keep it in a shaded area.

Things You'll Need

  • Tree
  • Water
  • Watering can
  • Shovel
  • Dirt


  • Fast Growing Trees Nursery
  • Botany Shop Garden Center
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