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84.‘Green Giant’ Arborvitae

Thuja plicata ‘Green Giant’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 8
30 – 40
15 – 25
Sun to partial shade
Moist, well-drained, fertile soil preferable
Cones: inconspicuous
1/2 long erect cones
Landscape use:
Useful as a specimen tree or for hedges in formal and semiformal plantings, groupings, or screens
Hybrid between T. standishii and T. plicata
bagworm; Problems: heart rot and butt rot
Significant Features:

Lustrous, rich, medium green, summer foliage; not green through the seasons as promoted; fast growth rate


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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.