Little Giant Arborvitae

Little Giant Arborvitae
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Round and Soft But Makes a Giant Impact!

Little Giant Arborvitae is a globe shaped slow-growing evergreen with typical arborvitae soft foliage. Little Giant Arborvitae keeps its natural rounded growth habit and doesn’t get much larger than 3 to 4 feet tall & wide. It is one of few evergreen shrubs that naturally grows in a globe shape without any pruning. These thuja evergreen shrubs prefer full sun with well drained soil. Little Giant has few known disease or pest issues and are deer resistant.

Little Giant Arborvitae is very versatile.  They look great using them as foundation plants. It is a great alternative to the over-used boxwood evergreen shrubs you see in front of so many homes. Little Giant are also popular used as a hedge or in containers.  Spacing Little Giant Arborvitae about 3 feet apart when planting will create a nice, neat row of fluffy evergreen balls.

Little Giant Arborvitae Plant Facts

Botanical Name

Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Giant’

Grow Zones 3 to 8
Mature Height 3 – 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 – 4 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Slow

Grow Zones 3 - 8

Little Giant Arborvitae Frequently Asked Questions

How big does Little Giant Arborvitae get?

Little Giant Arborvitae gets up to 4 feet tall and wide at maturity.

Is Little Giant Arborvitae fast-growing?

No. Little Giant is considered slow growing with about 6 inches of new growth per year.

Are Little Giant Arborvitae easy to grow?

They are easy to grow and can handle a lot of different conditions including cold and humid. They also grow well in full sun to partially shady areas.