Thuja plicata 'Green Giant'

Common Name: Arborvitae, Western

Terrific needle evergreen screening plant.  Very vigorous and a fast grower, growing 2 to 3' per year.  Rich green foliage that bronzes slightly during the winter months.  Very easy to transplant B&B or container grown.  Deer resistant. 

More About Thuja plicata 'Green Giant'

  • Excellent choice for fast growing evergreen screen.
  • Very durable, good Leyland Cypress substitute.


40-50 ft


12-15 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 8

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Thuja plicata 'Green Giant' Characteristics


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Vigorous
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Fast Growing

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Upright