Arborvitae stands for tree of life. Arborvitae (thuja) evergreen trees are considered easy-care, tough and great for privacy. Some, like the Green Giant, are very fast-growing.
Arborvitae trees have soft, dense, deep green foliage which makes arborvitae trees great for wind breaks, privacy or any type of screen. They can easily be trimmed and maintained into formal hedge shape.
Growing Tips for Arborvitae Thuja Trees
Arborvitae trees are pretty tough. They can tolerate many soil conditions from sandy to clay. Just make sure the soil drains well. They don’t mind moist soil, just not ‘wet feet’ as it’s referred to. Once established, they are drought tolerant.
Arborvitae thuja trees enjoy full sun but will also thrive to partial shade. Arborvitaes are cold tolerant and prefer colder temperatures. When planting in warmer regions, avoid locations that get too much afternoon sun in summer.
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Arborvitae Tree Frequently Asked Questions
Are all arborvitae trees fast growing?
No! The Green Giant is one of a few Arborvitae (thuja) varieties that grow fast. Many grow at a moderate rate.
How tall do arborvitae trees get?
How tall an arborvitae tree gets depends n the variety. They vary from 15 to 30 feet tall.
What is the best arborvitae for privacy?
For most homeowners who don't have a lot of space, the Emerald Green Arborvitae is the best choice. The don't get much wider than 4 feet, grow up to 10 to 12 feet and are pretty fast growing.
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