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Green GIant Arborvitae - 6" Plantable Peat Pot

Green GIant Arborvitae - 6" Plantable Peat Pot

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Green Giant Arborvitae - 6" Plantable Peat Pot


Green Giant Arborvitae

The Green Giant Arborvitae is a fast-growing evergreen tree that thrives best in hardy planting zones 5 through 7. 

This type of tree will grow around 2 to 3 feet taller each year until it has fully matured. The Green Giant Arborvitae can reach heights between 50 and 60 feet. Once matured, it will have a spread of anywhere between 12 and 20 feet. In the wilderness, there have been instances where these enormous trees can reach heights up to 200 feet. 

It is a hearty tree that will outlast harsh winters, droughts and fast winds. It will survive in a variety of soil varieties and textures. It likes a well-drained area. A really wet climate does not work for this tree's growth. Salty soils will also make it very difficult for this tree to grow. Planting them in full sun or partial shade is best. 

It has a symmetrical, conical shape that looks like a pyramid. This tree is known as being very full and dense. The leaves are dark green in color and will become even darker in the winter months. It's leaves are small and glossy. They grow in a close fan-like pattern with overlapping rows along branches. Pinecones grow on the branches as well and tend to stay around 1/2 of an inch long. 

Landscapers use this tree as a privacy barrier or windbreaker because of it's thick foliage and height. It can also be trimmed down to become more of a hedge. Pruning them often is important since they grow so quickly and can take over a garden in a matter of months. If used as a hedge piece, the trees should be planted at least 6 feet apart from one another. They are often made into privacy barriers between neighbors or in gardens since their branches begin closer to the bottom of the tree.

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