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Plant Spotlight: Green Giant Arborvitae

Do tall trees make good neighbors?

Thuja plicata 'Green Giant' otherwise known as Green Giant Arborvitae is an easy to grow evergreen shrub that is perfect for hedgerows and wind-breaks. It grows in an upright pyramidal shape reaching mature heights of 40-60 feet tall and grows to a spread of 12-20 feet wide. It can be pruned to shape but is otherwise low maintainence. Tolerating full to partial sun, this dark green beauty keeps its deep color into the winter and is hardy in zones 5-7.